The Burning of Aeaea


The Burning of Aeaea


Artist's Name: Arion Mejid Khedhiry

Date Created: 2012

Size : 60 x 80 x 2 cm

Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas, unframed

Theme/Genre: Contemporary, Symbolic Realism

Country of Origin: Tunisia

Artist Name: Arion Khedhiry

Date Created: 2012

Size : 60 x 80 x 2 cm

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Theme: Symbolic Realism, Figurative

Country: Tunisia


Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.Rainer Maria Rilke 

It poses the question: to what degree are humans really human; being busy with everyday life and indifferent to all the destruction and death around them? A carved stone could be more alive, more empathetic, more rebellious. Humanity could be in Art more than in human flesh.

Arion Khedhiry, Tunisia

Arion “Abdelmajid” Khedhiry was born in 1984 in the city of M’saken in Tunisia. His education was literary rather than artistic as he studied English Literature at university. His most recent international exhibition was at the Salon d’Automne International in Tunisia. This self-taught artist creates exquisite paintings in the symbolic realism and surrealism styles…

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On the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisia is a North African country whose culture dates to antiquity. In the capital, Tunis, the palatial Bardo Museum presents archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving ancient souk. To the east, the ancient Carthage site features the Antonine baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum. Because of the prohibition of reproducing the human image, the Muslim ruling dynasties have regulated pictorial art in Tunisia for centuries. The painter therefore often turned to calligraphy. Not until the French protectorate was this form of artwork reborn. Although at the beginning of the twentieth century, galleries had already become reserved for European painters and artists such as …[read more]


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