Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraqi Modernism - Jamil Hamoudi

Jamil Hamoudi (Iraq, 1924-2003)
Untitled 
acrylic on board, framed
siged "JAMIL HAMOUDI" and dated "59" in English (bottom left), executed in 1959
65 x 54cm (25 9/16 x 21 1/4in).

"Now calligraphy for the Arab artist was for centuries a major
outlet of creativity: he employed it inventively and in endless modulations
to express a powerful aesthetic impulse often associated with
'spiritual' feelings, largely because most of the phrases thus written
were of a religious nature." Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. More