الثلاثاء، 22 مايو، 2012

farid Fadel Hanna Murkus/ Egyptian






















































































































































































Education
- Joined the Conservatoire in 1965 and studied the Violin, Piano and Singing under Mr\ Adulf Macheh.
- BA in medicin and sugery- Cairo University- 1981.
- MA in medicin and Eye Surgury- Cairo University- 1987.
- PhD `The Immunological Chemistry for the rejected cornea patch- Cairo Iniversity- 1998
Membership
- of the Physicians Syndicate
Jobs
- Specialist Oculist and Eye surgery- at the Ophthalmia Memorial Institute- Giza.
Places of interest
- Cairo- the Egyptian Countryside in Upper Egypt and Delta.
Solo shows
- held his first color painting exhibition at Kasr Al-Nile Culture Palace when he was 13.
there, critic Sobhy Al-Sharouny wrote aout him `an Early Talent exhibits at Kasr Al-Nile Culture Palace- 1971.
- held 34 solo painting and drawing exhibitions in Egypt, England and USA, the latest was at Toledow Art Museum- Ohaio- USA.
- at Saray Al-Nasr Gallery- 1986.
- at the Egyptian Cultural Center- London- 1989.
- at Al-Hanager Art Center- 1998.
- exhibition about the civilizations dialogue entitled ` On Both Sides`- Toledow Art Museum, then the Egyptian Embassy in Washington then New York- USA- 2000.
- at Opera House- 2002.
- at Al-hanager Culture Center- 2002.
- `I in the Hands of another one`- the small theater- Opera House- 2005.
- `The Skies are talking`- Picasso Gallery- 2005.
- `Desert, Oasis and a Valley` the fine art gallery- Al-hanager Center- Opera House- 2006.
- at the Main gallery- Opera House- 2007.
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Artist's Statement
The Child Enthroned
The original inspiration of this painting was a little girl on a donkey in Saqqara. Her serious yet innocent expression puts her in full command as she conducts the white animal back to the field. Something about her was quite reminiscent of “King Tut”, the child king. While working on a preliminary drawing, her stick was transformed into a royal crook and I put a Pharonic flail in her other hand. The rural background was no longer in harmony so I carefully stuck gold-leaf over most of it, except where the two beams of light frame a golden pyramid alluding to afterlife and infinity. The bottom part of the painting shows the top part of the donkey’s head, where his ears are mirror-imaged. This particular detail has been read by some people as a white dove!
Many viewers see in it a harmony between the Pharonic, Christian and Islamic traditions. With such props as the crook and flail, halo and light beams and veiled Arab girl, one could read much into this painting. The halo encircling the child’s head is composed of the two overlapping circles that form a couple of golden crescents symbolic of Islam

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