A la plume, au pinceau, au crayon: dessins du monde arabe

  • through September 15, 2019
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
This exhibition uncovers hundreds of works from the collection of the Institut du Monde Arabe, recently enriched by a donation from Claude & France Lemand. These paintings, mostly figurative, date from the 11th century to today, with many shown for the first time. To dedicate an exhibition to drawing is to (re)discover the immense diversity of art, sometimes monochrome, sometimes figurative, sometimes informal, even "abstract" as it is described in the West.
IMA/Ph. Maillard
"Asilah," by Georges Bahgory (Egypt, b. 1932). Notebook of drawings executed in Morocco in 1981, graphite and gouache on paper, 27 x 21 cm.

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