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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Figural composition, pastels on paper.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2012 (?)
    • 2013 (?)
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 75 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        lower right corner
      • Inscription Content

  • Curator's comments

    Label Text:

    Tahar M’Guedmini (born 1948)
    M’Guedmini was born in Djerba, an island to the south
    of Tunisia, where he still lives. In 1970, he studied art at
    the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Tunis and then
    in 1975 went to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in
    Paris, where he concentrated on anatomical drawing.
    After a lengthy stay in Switzerland, he returned to
    Djerba where he actively participates in the Tunisian art
    scene. He is an art director of films and most recently
    has collaborated with international artists on a project
    to create public art in the Djerba village of Riadh.
    His works, whether on canvas or on paper, often focus
    on single or groups of figures, centre stage and in
    movement. In this drawing the dynamic of the powerful
    larger figure leaning over two smaller, shadowy figures
    is powerfully evoked.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2015 11 Jul-4 Nov, London, BM, G34, 'From the figurative to the abstract: modern art of the Arab world'

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  • Department

    Middle East

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Figural composition, pastels on paper.

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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