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Suad Al-Attar (Iraqi, b. 1942)
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Suad Al-Attar (Iraqi, b. 1942)


Suad Al-Attar (Iraqi, b. 1942)
signed in Arabic, signed and dated 'SUAD ALATTAR 1979' (lower right); signed in Arabic, signed and dated 'SUAD AL-ATTAR 1979' (on the reverse); signed, titled and inscribed 'SUAD AL-ATTAR 10 THACKERAY CLOSE WIMBLEDON SW. 19 "TREE"' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 24in. (76 x 61cm.)
Painted in 1979
Acquired directly from the artist circa 1970s in Wimbledon.
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Trees, a symbol of Antiquity and eternal life, symbolise Iraqi painter Suad Al-Attar's attachment to her homeland, the cradle of civilisation laying in between the Tigris and the Euphrates. Its blue tint, along with the simultaneously soft, yet lively, colours draws attention to the tree's centre give the painting a dreamlike and poetic feel, true to the artist's original style. The full moon and the mystical landscape in the background exude tranquility, serenity and peace. The artist, who left Baghdad for London in 1976, is longingly exploring her relationship with her motherland from afar and longing for a glorious past.

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