Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Arab world lost one of its most important, and prolific, senior artists Saturday.Marwan Kassab Bachi was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Damascus.The artist's family was comfortable but at least one biography suggests that between 1962 and 1970 Marwan held a day job in a tannery, working on his art in the evenings.Marwan has been a great influence on a number of younger artists – his most obvious (critically and commercially successful) protege being Ayman Baalbaki. His pieces can also be found in such public collections as that of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, at Amman's Darat al-Funun, Damascus' National Museum, Sharjah's Barjeel Art Foundation and Paris' Bibliotheque Nationale de France.Over the course of his career, Marwan's work evolved from figurative depictions of recognizable models – politicians, artists and so forth – to a nominally representational style that veered toward abstraction.
‘Worldbuilding’ drives Home Works
Gazing back on a war, its recollection
From Tesco to occupied Palestine
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE