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Four Rooms of Saloua Raouda Choucair's Art at Tate Modern
Saloua Raouda Choucair pioneered abstract art in the Middle East over a period of half a century; Tate Modern has assembled a collection of her work, most of which has rarely been seen outside of her native region.
Her early influences include Islamic art and architecture, augmented by further study in Paris where she had her first encounter with abstract modernism and cubism. Her paintings, many composed using gouache, were further enriched by the creation of sculptures, in which the architectural influences are hard to ignore. Just like stanzas in Arab poetry these sculptures can be viewed together or separately. She also continued to experiment with other styles and mediums including textiles and jewellery.
Composition in Blue Module
If you appetite has now been truly whetted, you can view the exhibition until 20 October and you can learn more about her and her work on her website.