Wednesday, March 27, 2019

01 Painting, Art and the Egyptian Woman, Umm Kalthom, with Footnotes

Adel El-Siwi, (Egypt, born 1952)
Umm Kalthom, 2007
Acrylic on canvas laid down on board
170 x 140cm (66 15/16 x 55 1/8in).
Private collection


Umm Kulthum December 31, 1898, (or May 4, 1904) died February 3, 1975) was an internationally renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was given the honorific title Kawkab El Sharq "Planet of the Orient".

Umm Kulthum was known for her extraordinary vocal ability and style, and she was one of the greatest and most influential singers of the 20th century, where she has sold over 80 million records worldwide. Umm Kulthum is considered a national icon in her native Egypt and has been dubbed as The voice of Egypt and Egypt's fourth pyramid. She remains the most revered legendary singer in Egypt and the entire Arabic-speaking world. More on Umm Kulthum

Adel El Siwi ( Behera , 1952) is an artist Egyptian. Adel was born in 1952 in Behera , in Egypt . He studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Cairo in 1976. Meanwhile, independently attended the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. Since 1979 painting becomes a full-time business. In 1980 he moved to Milan , where he lived for the next ten years. In 1990 he returned to Cairo, where he still lives. After the debut exhibition in a gallery in Cairo, he showed his works around the world, from Egypt to Germany from Lebanon to Italy, until arriving in Mexico and Brazil. Parallel to the artistic success, his work dealt with other issues, such as the translation into Arabic of the Treatise on Painting by Leonardo da Vinci. In addition, he worked as art director for the big screen and has signed publications on contemporary art. More on Adel El-Siwi



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