Exhibition Features Contemporary Paintings From Egypt's Minister Of Culture
February 2, 2008

Egypt Minister of Culture Farouk Hosny and Don Hartsell, Commissioner World Air League

Fort Lauderdale, Florida- Furthering the wave of interest in Egyptian art that began when the King Tut exhibition visited Fort Lauderdale in 2006, Floridians have the opportunity to explore works from one of the country's most prominent contemporary artists, Farouk Hosny, Egypt's Minister of Culture and member of parliament. His exhibition of 20 paintings from his works debuted at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, "Farouk Hosny: The Energy of Abstraction."

Composed with exquisite balance, enigmatic imagery and a dynamic palette, Hosny's paintings speak the language of the modern world. Through his use of abstraction, Hosny has transformed the eternal signs of his native country into restless, calligraphic gestures using vivid colors evocative of the Egyptian landscape: the blacks of sudden nightfall, the blues of sea water, the whites of limestone, the violets of the Sinai mountain range, the burning ochres of the desert, the green of the flowing Nile, the grays of ancient stones, and the oranges of flaming sunsets.

In attendance at the opening were Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt Supreme Council of Antiquities and World Air League Advisory Board Member and Don Hartsell, Commissioner of the World Air League. Following the showing at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (May 10 - September 1). The exhibition is curated by Carmine Siniscalco of Rome and is supported by Arts and Exhibitions International.

         Dr. Zahi Hawass, WAL Advisory Board Member
         Egypt Minister of Culture Farouk Hosny
         Carmine Siniscalco, Presidente Associazione
         Romana Galleria d' Arte Moderna

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