INSPIRATION / MY BEIRUT

Art @ Beirut Exhibition Center {Huguette Caland}

Visiting Beirut Exhibition Center for the first time, made me realize how much I am missing out when I don’t pull myself together and explore what the city has! Indeed it was an enjoyable experience exploring the art works of Lebanese painter and sculptor Huguette Caland, from her early paintings up to today. Huguette Caland’s art belongs to the group of famous Lebanese artists who shaped the Lebanese scene after its independence, among them Chafik Abboud and Yvette Achkar. I find Caland’s art happy; the rich palette of colours, the thousand details, the simple shapes, the flowers she scatters here and there…

Here is a peak into her world. I hope it inspires you just the way it did me! Excuse the quality of the pictures, there were taken with my phone (which is not an Iphone!) and their sharpness is unsatisfactory.

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made of silver pen and acrylics on canvas, so detailed and lovely

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love this one! might try making something like it!

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funny creatures, I especially liked the one with the bare buttock!

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{jabal loubnan} – Mountains of Lebanon

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Lovely colour palette

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stunning sculptures made of iron thread

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from her early years

For more inspiration from her work visit Art of the Mideast, where many of her paintings are featured showing the richness of her art.

Huguette is the daughter of the first Lebanese President, Bechara El Khoury, and was born in Lebanon, but lived most of her life in Europe and the USA.

More on her life in this article.

The Exhibition ended today, February 24, 2013.

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