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Shafic Abboud
1926 - 2004
LEBANESE
ECLATS (FRAGMENTS)
signed Abboud; signed, titled and dated 1980 on the reverse 
oil on canvas
89 by 116cm.; 35 by 45 3/4 in.
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The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Mrs. Christine Abboud, Paris. This work will be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonée.

來源

Galerie Brigitte Schehadé, Paris 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1981

展覽

Paris, Galerie Brigitte Schehadé, Shafic Abboud, 1981

出版

Exh. Cat., Paris, Galerie Brigitte Schehadé, Shafic Abboud, 1981, n.p., illustrated

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Born in 1926 in the mountainous village of Mhaydseh in the Bekaa Valley, Shafic Abboud’s connection to the landscape and light of Lebanon remained strong, despite his relocation to Paris in 1947 at age twenty to study at the L’École Nationale des Beaux-Art. It was in 1975 when the civil war broke out in Lebanon that Abboud was forced to stop his yearly pilgrimages to Beirut and his home town, which heralded a time of inventiveness and diversification for the artist as he dedicated much time to exploring tapestry, sculpture and lithography. Painted in 1980, Eclats stands as a “manifesto for freedom, colour, light and joy” (www.retrospective-ima.chaficabboud.com); a patchwork of intense colour and muted pastels, while paying a subtle homage to the sorrow and tragedy that also haunted the artist throughout this period of self-imposed exile.

While Abboud moved away from figuration, and towards the Parisian taste for abstraction, his work always carried a narrative edge. Hinted with an interplay of the light and colour. Studying with prominent Parisian artists of the time, the likes of André Lhote and Fernand Léger amongst others; Abboud bridged the raw natural beauty and light of Lebanon with the eclectic and dynamic palettes of his Parisian contemporaries. Bold sweeping colour blocks of warm turquoise, orange, plummy purples and intense lime green juxtapose with distinct clouds of mellow olive, icy blue and stony greys. Celebrated Lebanese art critic, Joseph Tarrab noted in the Beirut newspaper L’Orient-le Jour interview in 1994 on Shafic Abboud: “his painting is…celebrative and vestigial, the story like the form, vanished within colour that fuses with colour, or coagulates in polychrome remains of being and things.”

He inherited from his grandmother, the village story-teller, an innate talent to transform stories into a striking visual language through a rough impasto on the canvas. The present painting was completed in 1980, the year before Abboud’s long awaited return to Lebanon. The artist’s personal affinity with Eclats (translating roughly as ‘Fragments’) or a disjointed sense of self and confidence allude both in name and composition to an artistic identity crisis. Self-doubt and distance from a beloved hometown are tempered with excitement, innovation, hope and affectionate childhood memories of the majestic Lebanese landscapes. 

Shafic Abboud is considered as the long-standing forefather of Lebanese contemporary art, paving the way for the next generations and leaving a legacy which embodied a visionary approach to light, colour and human complexity.

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