• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7893

    International Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Masterpieces from The Collection of Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi

    27 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 36

    Inji Efflatoun (Egyptian, 1924 - 1989)

    Sunrise In The Country

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    Inji Efflatoun (Egyptian, 1924 - 1989)
    Sunrise In The Country
    signed and dated 'I. Efflatoun 73' (lower right)
    oil on canvas laid on panel
    18¼ x 26½in. (46.5 x 68cm.)
    Painted in 1973

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    Inji Efflatoun had French artistic training, but it was only after she had been imprisoned in 1959 for political activities deemed inappropriate by Nasser, that her distinct style began to emerge. Groupings became more compact, with figures and objects more regimented- lined up in rows. The subjects, harvesters and the countryside, or fighters in battle, with either idyllic or romantic connotations, are treated as patterns on an embroidery, so there is often a tension between serious subjects and playful execution.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    Sobhy Al-Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection "The Egyptian Works" Owned by Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi, Cairo, 1998 (illustrated in colour p.261 ref 30/29)