The Essence of Forms

The Essence of Forms
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Pure sculptures, which express a search for the essential, the essence of form, material, line and movement. They are now on display at the Tabari Artspace in Dubai, the stunning works of sculptor Alfred Basbous. Born in Rachana in Lebanon in 1924, Basbous played an essential role in developing Modernism in Middle Eastern art. His first exhibition in Beirut, at the Alecco Saab Gallery in 1958, marked the start of his artistic journey. Following in the traditions of sculptors like Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp and Henry Moore, Alfred Basbous explored the potential of noble materials like bronze, wood and marble, expressing the sensuality and purity of the human form, especially the female form. The selection of works displayed in this exhibition retrace his extraordinary career spanning numerous decades from the ‘60s to the early 2000s. The artist died in 2006. Along with the sculptural works, there are also a selection of charcoal pieces and preparatory drawings that offer another perspective on the work of this great artist who summed up his life-philosophy as such, “I look to the world and I am moved by what gives me a sense of humanness. I am a person who is born every day, again and again."
Alessandra Migliorini - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Resort Dubai