Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gazbia Sirry

Gazbia Sirry (Arabic: جاذبية سري‎) (born 1925) is an Egyptian painter.
Born in Cairo, Gazbia Sirry studied fine arts and became a professor in the painting department of the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University. Gazbia is considered one of the leading Egyptian artists, with a varied and innovative career of more than 50 years. Her career is rich and diversified, and is characterized by an extraordinary versatility. It would be difficult, though, to confine and limit Gazbia in any traditional school, although her vivid and bold brushstrokes share features with Neo-Expressionism: a school of individuality and personality.
With a rich curriculum, including more than 50 personal exhibitions, from Paris to Washington, D.C., from Venice to São Paulo, from Kuwait to Tunis, official purchases by international museums, international prizes, scholarships and important university chairs, Gazbia continues to paint for the love of art, a way to express her joys and fears.
Gazebia Serry's art are distinguished for renewal where she expressed the feelings and traditions of the Egyptian woman during the 1960s. In the 1970s, she used the pyramid images and constructional mixture in her works for expressing the daily life of the Egyptian woman, and in the 1990s she helped in liberating the Egyptian woman from the old traditions through her work.

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