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- ISBN: 9780981272603 | 0981272606
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/31/2009
Marguerite Nakhla was born in 1908 and passed away in 1977. She is considered one of the pioneers of the twentieth century Modern Egyptian Art Movement. In 1975 she was recognized as the leading Egyptian woman artist in the first half of that century. Her canvases offer us a mosaic of the life that surrounded her. She intentionally used different styles to best interpret the subject matter of the paintings and to best communicate her message(s). Within this diversity, one cannot fail to recognize how the touch of her brush and the use of her colours evoked a deeper meaning in the language and poetry of her art. This book reproduces and discusses eighty of her works. St. Mark's Coptic Museum is fortunate to have in its collection a series of six biblical scenes in folkloric style in which she reinvented early Coptic art in modern form. Marguerite Nakhla's legacy is that of an accomplished artist who used her technical skills to create a compelling repertoire of paintings and icons.