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So aside from being an instangram ho, in my spare time I am also a starving artist. This is called ‘pantheon’, and is part of my contribution towards a collection put together by my talented colleagues at @sothebys to showcase our creative sides 😘 all saints, gods and monsters from a whole variety of sources, stuck out of context within a smashed stained glass mandala. Of course. 👨🏻‍🎨
It starts tomorrow night and runs for the next week or so. Be there or be marginally less aesthetically stimulated xx 😪
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Sleeping beauties, will you wake up if i kiss you? you can ache in a dream as you hang from the wall or my lips 💘 • Sotheby’s Summer Exhibition •
• Opening tomorrow, 17 July, New Bond Street •

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Vesuvius I 2014. Edition of 5. £200

Selling from now until July 27 2018 at @sothebys as part of Out of Office. A portion of the earnings will be donated to @photovoiceuk.
Drop in to New Bond Street to learn about and to support not only a bunch of great artists but also a fab charity!

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Vesuvius II 2014. Edition of 5. £200

Selling from now until July 27 2018 at @sothebys as part of Out of Office. A portion of the earnings will be donated to @photovoiceuk.
Drop in to New Bond Street to learn about and to support not only a bunch of great artists but also a fab charity!

#photography #art #contemporaryart #landscape #vesuvius #italy #londonart

A few of my faves from our online watches sale ending today so don’t miss out 👍 1. Rolex Day-Date, £8000 2. AP Royal Oak, £8500 3. Chopard tonno £2400 4. Pink Gold Patek Philippe £6500 5. AP Royal Oak Offshore £10,000. This is not fake news- true bargains 😉 head to Sothebys.com to get one today! P.s the Rolex is my fave in case you were wondering 🙄 #sothebyswatches #rolex #audemarspiguet #patekphilippe #chopard #onlineauction #doit #preasent?

"The Prophet" by Gibran Khalil Gibran represents the essence of his thoughts and experiences. It represents his views on life, love, marriage, freedom, laws, mercy, punishment, ethics and more. It represents his documented and published knowledge, and his ideas which are available to all, for deliberation, debate, change, and development within and of itself.
In 1931, Gibran wrote about his book "The Prophet" saying, "This little book took over my life. I wanted to be certain that every word was presented in the best possible way".
His effort was not in vain. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and is still being circulated by millions of readers around the world.
To me, his book was a model for research, documentation, and publication.
I found a great consensus between his model and research I had previously done on the first 5 verses of the Holy Quran which start with the word "read".
Through this research I found that the verses call for mankind to learn, and urges the use of all the available ways for the transfer of knowledge and the documentation of what can survive and spread. These verses contain a curriculum that is brief, comprehensive and simple at the same time.
As for myself, I found in Gibran's experience and his book a practical way to use the research and documentation of knowledge and science that the versus of the Quran call for.

Somaya Abdulghani
2018

I mentioned in a previous post that John William Waterhouse was, to me, the painterly equivalent of the New Sculpture movement. Despite working in the language of the neoclassical academic tradition, his paintings also display qualities which are reminiscent of late 19th-century French painting.
This oil sketch for the figure of Phyllis, and many other such sketches, reveal how openly impressionistic his style and technique can be. One can look at those classical buildings in the background and the foliage as if they were painted by Corot or even Monet. And the contrast in finish between figure and setting is reminiscent of someone like Jules Bastien-Lepage. Even the iconic 'Lady of Shalott' (@tate) openly reveals these tendencies.
English art around this time saw several rejections of the academic tradition, most famously by the Pre-Raphaelites. But there were also other artists who were looking towards a kind of 'naturalism' seen in contemporary French art, unlike the sheen and precision of contemporaries like Leighton and Alma-Tadema. The adoption of French tendencies in English art sparked outrage around 1887-88, made worse by nationalist attitudes in art criticism. For example, William Powell Frith proclaimed that English artists were 'seemingly content to lose their identity in their imitation of French masters.'
Waterhouse never did create a Phyllis and Demophoön composition using this figure, but did paint a different one earlier in 1907 (untraced). On the other hand, the design for this figure was clearly a good one, having previously used it a series of least four depictions of a girl leaning over a fence to pick flowers, the earliest around 1900. The present sketch is dated c.1909-14.
Recently sold at @sothebys.

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