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Yvette Achkar (Lebanon, born 1928) The Sands of Time (Behold! here come the Horses, Behold! Here pass the Sands of Time) oil on canvas, framed executed in 1995, titled on the verso, bearing the gallery stamp of Galerie Janine Rubeiz (verso), inventory No 1759 130 x 115cm (51 3/16 x 45 1/4in). Fußnoten Provenance: Property from a private collection, Lebanon Acquired from Galerie Janine Rubeiz, 1997 "Painting is like surfing, you are at the top of the wave and then a moment later in the hollow. There is no fear in these hollows, even when they never end. Instead, they balance your experience and release the artist's imagination" - Yvette Achkar Monumental, expressive and lyrically rich, the present work is one of Yvette Achkar's most elegant and skilful abstract compositions. Stylistically, the present work is a scintillating example of the very palpable clash between naturalism and abstraction manifest in Achkar's work. Achkar was conceptually engaged by the universality of abstract expressionism, its advocacy of tonal compositions, and its shedding of excess and detail in favour of exploring the architecture of colour and brushstroke, however this is effected in a manner where strokes and gestures mirror naturalistic forms found in flora and fauna. Yvette Achkar was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1928, and grew up in Lebanon. Achkar graduated from ALBA in 1957, where she was under the influence of the Italian painter Fernando Manetti and the French painter Georges Cyr, but it was during her stay in Paris, on a scholarship of the French government that her artistic career took hold. Then upon her return to Lebanon, from 1966 to 1988, she taught painting at ALBA and at the Institute of Fine Art, Lebanese University. Achkar participated in different biennales (Baghdad, Alexandria, Paris, and Sao Paolo) since her graduation from ALBA; she has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Rome, Yugoslavia, Germany, and France. In Lebanon, Achkar has been exhibited at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, La Licorne Gallery, Alecco Saab Gallery, ALBA, Sursock Museum, Galerie Platform and more recently at Galerie Janine Rubeiz where her work has been showcased in solo exhibitions in 1989, 1996 and 2004 Achkar's work has been presented by the gallery in different art fairs: Europ'Art – Genève and Art Paris- Carrousel du Louvre, St'art in Strasbourg, Art Paris Abu Dhabi and Art Dubai.
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