Drawing by Hamed Nada, 1982

WITH PEN, BRUSH OR PENCIL: DRAWINGS FROM THE ARAB WORLD
– From March the 26th to September the 15th 2019 –

Although easel oil painting is a novelty in the Arab world during the 19th century, the drawing practice is illustrated through the high level quality of the arts of the books achieved from the 9-10th century onwards. The arts of calligraphy and illumination, either figurative or not, still provide a source of inspiration for the

artists born in the Arab world, even though some were trained in their native countries Art Schools or abroad. In relation with his own past and present, each artist investigates naturalism, imagination or the Arabic letter to the point of abstraction. The exhibition invites to discover or rediscover the museum’s collection of ancient and modern drawings, a collection recently enlarged with the donation by Claude & France Lemand.

Institut du monde arabe
1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard Place Mohammed V – 75005 Paris 01 40 51 38 38