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Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)
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Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)

The Last Supper

Fateh Moudarres (Syrian, 1922-1999)
The Last Supper
signed in Arabic and signed 'Moudarres' (lower right)
oil on board
25 1/2 x 82 2/3 in. (64.8 x 210cm.)
Painted in 1969
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

We are thrilled to present this masterpiece and super rare composition of the Last Supper by Moudarres who would use the iconography of the Last Supper a few times throughout his artistic career, each at significant turning points in Syrian political history. In such scenes, Christ can thus be interpreted as a representative of the country, Syria, and each of his disciples to be the surrounding Arab states that had not come to Syria’s rescue in its battle against Israel. This was despite the call for a national and progressive front toward unifying the instrument of the Arab revolution within a unified political organization. It is however unclear which of the characters corresponds to whom from the political players of the 1960s, leaving some level of ambiguity. Fateh Moudarres is one of the most iconic artists of the Arab world, particularly for Syrian Modern history and Levantine art movements.

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