Artist’s Name: Arion Mejid Khedhiry

Date Created: 2012

Size : 80 x 100 x 3 cm

Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas, no frame

Theme/Genre: Contemporary, Symbolic Realism

Country of Origin: Tunisia

Artist Name: Arion Khedhiry

Date Created: 2012

Size : 80 x 100 x 3 cm

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Theme: Symbolic Realism, Figurative

Country: Tunisia

[Note: Work was previously held in museum collection, negligible damage to tissue, professionally repaired, not visible]

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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