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Polish connects East and West with paintings inspired by Arabic letters

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The West Bank Archaeological Zone in the historic city of Luxor, Upper Egypt, will host the exhibition “La Cartide” by Polish artist Isabella Maria Achmann, whose paintings symbolize the ancient cultural heritage of Mediterranean civilizations “connecting East and West, North and south”.

American Dominique Navarro, founder of Luxor Art Gallery, host of the exhibition, which opened on Sunday, said artist Isabella María Adivina inspired the name of her exhibition “La Caritas” from the “Ladies of Caria” in ancient Greek. civilization, who were known for their dances through which they appeared as plants.

He pointed out that the paintings in the exhibition highlight the relationship between women and nature, and represent each female silhouette inspired by different civilizations, as well as highlighting the importance of their role in maintaining harmony in the successive movement of the universe.

Navarro noted that the paintings in the exhibition attracted large audiences and won the admiration of European and American visitors, as well as artists and the public in Egypt.

For her part, the Polish plastic artist Isabella Maria Achmen said that the paintings are from the art of letters, and used Arabic calligraphy, which she considers one of her most important plastic tools, and uses it artistically in most of her paintings. .

He noted that his goal with his exhibition “Cardboard” is to create a broad space for dialogue between civilizations and to present Polish literature, as well as Nobel Prize-winning writers and thinkers, such as Wisława Szymborska, Olga Tokarczuk. , Maria Skdowska-Curie, the writers Zofia Nawkowska, Eva Lipska and Halina Boschwia Tevska, Choosing excerpts from various books translated into Arabic by Youssef Nabarwai, and employees on the exhibition panels.

He pointed out that the texts used in the paintings in the exhibition express themes such as identity, respect, pride, freedom and eternal values ​​and themes shared by humanity without distinction of religions and races.

The shapes, patterns, and colors of the paintings in the exhibition were inspired by artist Isabella Maria Achmann’s travels to various countries in Europe and the Middle East.

The pharaonic civilization, its symbols and its letters were not lacking in the paintings of the exhibition, and I suppose that Isabella Maria showed her passion for ancient Egyptian art in many paintings, along with texts of the writings and sayings of Arab and African personalities such as Nelson . Mandela, Naguib Mahfouz, Anis Mansour, Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, and Gibran Khalil Gibran.

It is noteworthy that the Polish plastic artist Isabella Maria Achmen studied art and restoration of ancient drawings and statues at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and Arabic language at the University of Warsaw.

In most of her plastic works, the Polish woman is interested in expressing spiritual values ​​and human consciousness as the basis of relationships between people.


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