Introduction to Egyptian Modern Art History

This seminar is a 3-hour introduction to the glorious history of Egyptian Modern Art. It examines the reasons behind the birth and rise of Egyptian Modern Art at the turn of the 20th century, with the founding of the Fine Arts School, all the way through to the 1960’s.

Using the work of significant artists as reference points, the seminar is a voyage through 60 years of Egyptian Modern Art, influenced by a nationalist search for an Egyptian identity, free from foreign occupation. The political driving forces, the social and cultural context as well as the major artistic movements are condensely covered.