Zvi, Tai Ben; Et Al. Asim Abu Shaqra

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Asim Abu Shaqra

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This is a moving and thoughtful exploration of the work of celebrated Israeli artist Asim Abu Shaqra. "Someone had to move the sabbar, the cactus, to a flowerpot." This is how Anton Shammas opens his wonderful preface to this book, and this is the task that Asim Abu Shaqra has carried out over and over again in his paintings, in a kind of obsession arrested only by his untimely death at the age of twenty-eight. Throughout the entire course of his life, the artist was haunted by a sense of foreignness and not belonging, as manifested by his infatuation with the sabra, which were actually self-portraits tethered into Palestinian iconography. This publication offers new interpretations on Asim Abu Shaqra's paintings by three eminent art scholars: Tal Ben-Zvi, Kamal Boullata, and W.J.T. Mitchell, and includes an introduction by the editor Nira Itzhaki and a moving preface by Anton Shammas.

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Tai Ben Zvi, et al.
Published by Edizioni Charta Srl, Italy (2014)
ISBN 10: 8881588765 ISBN 13: 9788881588763
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Book Description Edizioni Charta Srl, Italy, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a moving and thoughtful exploration of the work of celebrated Israeli artist Asim Abu Shaqra. Someone had to move the sabbar, the cactus, to a flowerpot. This is how Anton Shammas opens his wonderful preface to this book, and this is the task that Asim Abu Shaqra has carried out over and over again in his paintings, in a kind of obsession arrested only by his untimely death at the age of twenty-eight. Throughout the entire course of his life, the artist was haunted by a sense of foreignness and not belonging, as manifested by his infatuation with the sabra, which were actually self-portraits tethered into Palestinian iconography. This publication offers new interpretations on Asim Abu Shaqra s paintings by three eminent art scholars: Tal Ben-Zvi, Kamal Boullata, and W.J.T. Mitchell, and includes an introduction by the editor Nira Itzhaki and a moving preface by Anton Shammas. Seller Inventory # LIO9788881588763

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