- Museum number
Object: Homage to Giotto
Series: Conference of the Birds
Figural drawing, ink on handmade paper.
- Production date
- Curator's comments
- Displayed in Poetry & Exile
Addis gallery 1st October - 29th March 2015.
Homage to Giotto, 2013
Conference of the Birds series
Ink on handmade paper
In describing this work, Kassar has said that what appealed to her was the universal message of the Persian poem The Conference of the Birds : the idea of quest, transformation and death. Exile is also at the heart of her project on the birds, because for them ‘it was the right time to leave,
in the search for something else.’ This echoes her own situation, having left Lebanon to live in France. By entitling these drawings Homage to Giotto, she is in addition evoking paintings of the suffering of Saint Francis receiving the stigmata
by the Italian artist Giotto (died 1337).
2014, 6032.1-2. Funded by CaMMEA (Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art acquisition group)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014-2015 1 Oct-1 Mar, London, BM, G34, "Poetry and exile: works by Abdallah Benanteur, Ipek Duben, Mireille Kassar, Mona Saudi and Canan Tolon"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Deposited 16/10/13 (deposit number 0977)
- Middle East
- Registration number