ALDINE ( 1917 / 1992 )
Oil on canvas signed and dated 63 lower right.
39,37 x 25,59 in
Bears on the back the label of the gallery Abel Rosenberg, Paris 6è.
A certificate of the artist's daughter could be delivered.
Ala El Din ABDELLATIF known as Aldine is a French-Egyptian painter and sculptor born in Cairo in 1917 and died in 1992.
Aldine comes from a cultured Egyptian family. He studied physics and chemistry at the Sorbonne and embarked on a scientific career. In the middle of the 1940s, his meeting with the art critic Michel Ragon proved to be decisive and he devoted himself more and more to his passion for painting and the plastic arts. In 1953, he moved to France, where he was appointed Cultural Attaché to the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, then Director of the Education Office and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. He devoted himself exclusively to painting from the end of the 1950s. A member of the Second School of Paris, he worked in Montparnasse, where he had his studio. Soon, he began to sculpt as well as paint. One of his outstanding works, the Man of Hiroshima, appears in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad. For a long time, Aldine oscillated between figurative and abstract art to develop at the end of his life an almost exclusively abstract expression, but whose titles refer to concrete and often mystical or fantastic subjects (The Crucified, The Templars). The artist then used bold lines drawn with large brush strokes, with a preference for curvilinear contours. He successively explored the themes of Nebulae, Steles and Whirlpools.
His works are present in the collections of Beaubourg, MNAM and the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille, as well as in the collections of the Aga Khan.
Contact : 33 6 09 42 76 04
Width : 65 cm
Height : 100 cm
Category : Paintings
Style : Modern Art
Period : 20th century
Price : 1200 €
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