• International Modern & Contemp auction at Christies

    Sale 7804

    International Modern & Contemporary Art

    27 October 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 13

    Paul Guiragossian (Lebanese, 1926-1993)

    Mother and Child

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    Paul Guiragossian (Lebanese, 1926-1993)
    Mother and Child
    signed 'PAUL.G.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    39 x 27¼in. (99 x 69cm.)
    Painted in 1985

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    Maternity was a favourite theme of Paul Guiragossian, and one that he revisited many times. The subject has connotations of the Madonna and Child in religious art, emphasized by the timeless traditional garb of the women in the group. The bright colours and and tight grouping demonstrate the influence of icon painting in the work of the Guiragossian, and the luminous impression given by this work is almost akin to stained glass.

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