Fateh Moudarres (Syria, 1922-1999) Children of a Distant Paradise (Awlad Al-Jena Al-Baida)

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Fateh Moudarres
(Syria, 1922-1999)
Children of a Distant Paradise (Awlad Al-Jena Al-Baida)

Sold for £ 15,250 (US$ 20,765) inc. premium
Fateh Moudarres (Syria, 1922-1999)
Children of a Distant Paradise (Awlad Al-Jena Al-Baida)
oil on canvas, framed
signed, titled and dated in Arabic and English on the verso, executed in 1986
76 x 56cm (29 15/16 x 22 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from a private collection, London
    Acquired from the late Hadba Kabbani by the present owner
    Acquired directly from the artist by the above

    Note:
    This lot is accompanied by a certificate from the late Hadba Kabbani


    'Moudarres thought that history repeats itself in our country and there is a continuous stream from the past to the present in his paintings. Our country is made of all the people you see in his compositions, whether they be above the ground, or beneath it. For every person, the place in which they are born enters into their blood. The people around them – everything – is a part of their being. To behold a Moudarres is to gaze into the soul of a humble son of his country who only wanted his painting to be pure, as if to say what was in his mind, his heart. He was very pure, very naïve. Like a child who is telling the truth"
    - Shoukran Al-Iman, the artist's wife
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