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Bahgoury’s Collection

George Bahgoury

5 October, 2022 - 20 November, 2022

 

 

 

 

 An exceptional exhibition by the renowned artsit GEORGE BAHGOURY, which will feature a variety of artworks between paintings and sculptures from various phases in his journey!

 

 

 

 

About the Artist

Luxor-born George Bahgoury, dubbed ‘The Granddaddy Of Egyptian Caricature’, is an Egyptian-French contemporary artist who palms an exceptional mastery over painting, sculpting, and caricature amongst many other artistic mediums. Bahgoury made his way to the top of the Egyptian art scene with steady steps that started by studying at the Fine Arts Faculty in Zamalek, then later moved on to study fine arts at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Before making a name for himself as a world renowned cubist painter, George Bahgoury initiated his career in art as a cartoonist in the Egyptian publication ‘Rose El-Youssef’, in 1950; where his piercing reflections of the political and cultural zeitgeist of the time made him rise to prominence among Egypt’s best cartoonists and caricature artists. With the Nasserist ideology of Pan-Arabism, women’s rights and national reform seeping into Bahgoury and his peers’ work at the time, he skillfully integrated various notions of Egypt’s culture and national history into his work, and naturally, George Bahgoury’s figurative style, satire, and political awareness transposed to his paintings.

Influenced by Pablo Picasso’s modern surreal cubism, Egyptian modernist Abdel Hadi Al Gazzar’s folk imprint, German expressionist Paul Klee, and Egyptian Fayoum portraits, Bahgoury’s work can be categorized as expressionist and cubist, integrating bright colours and bold brush strokes that carry traces of nostalgia, preserving the Egyptian culture within their motifs and allusions.

Artworks

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

100 x 120 CM

39.4 x 47.2 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

42 x 65 CM

16.5 x 25.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

102 x 150 CM

40.2 x 59.1 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Acrylic on Canvas

150 x 100 CM

59.1 x 39.4 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

80 x 60 CM

31.5 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

22 x 25 x 22 CM

8.7 x 9.8 x 8.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

22 x 25 x 22 CM

8.7 x 9.8 x 8.7 Inch

Artwork Title

Sculpture

Bronze

20 x 45 x 16 CM

7.9 x 17.7 x 6.3 Inch

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