Painting, 60 x 49 cm.
©image: Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah
Collection: Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah.
Untitled (1962) illustrates the portrait of a laborer on the Aswan Dam project. Saadi Al Kaabi was commissioned by Egypt’s President Nasser (1918-1970) to make a painterly reportage of this monumental feat of engineering. The dam remains still controversial today, in terms of its environmental impact and the loss of productive farmland due to insufficient fertilization and irrigation.Add to your list
> Saadi Al Kaabi.
> Exhibition: Narcisse Tordoir – The Pink Spy. M HKA, Antwerpen, 13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.
> Ensemble: Barjeel Kunststichting [Barjeel Art Foundation].