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Playing off one another like two faces of the same coin, Fatat Bahmad's depictions of rural countryside in oil mesh with Louma Rabah's acrylic renderings of urban landscapes.The various paintings provoke the question of what is conventional in old Beirut, as well as what we idealize about the village life.The whimsical works of Fatat Bahmad remind one of a jug of pink lemonade on a hot summer's day, teasing the heat with misty beads running down the glass.The fresh coolness in the colors she chooses to depict everyday items draws the eye away from the initial gloom that sets in at first glance. This particular piece complements most of Bahmad's works. It's as though she is a sophisticated finger painter, overemphasizing the atmosphere's colors.
Painting exile and journey at sea
Traces of a domestic Palestine
Conspiracies of form and figure
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