My Art Course in Cairo: Orientalist Art (20 Dec)

This is to announce my coming art course in Cairo:

Course Title
The Imagined Communities of Orientalist Art

Date & Time
Saturday, 20 December 2014, 20:00h

2.5 hours

33 A, al-Meqias Street, Roda, Manial. 4th floor, apt. 9

Course Description
The nineteenth century marked the height of orientalist art in Europe. While celebrity painters likes Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Eugène Delacroix all championed orientalist painting in France despite their very different aesthetic ideologies, other artists like John Frederick Lewis and Marià Fortuny spread the ‘obsession’ elsewhere in Europe. ‘Oriental’ became synonymous with everything exotic and wild, and successive generations of gifted artists left a legacy of artworks that present a unique and common heritage: the East through Western eye…the Orient romanticized by Europe.
This course introduces the participants to the historical and cultural contexts within which Orientalism flourished, with a special focus on leading artists and prominent masterpieces, and en emphasis on the characteristics of this art vis-à-vis other styles and schools of art that coincided with it.

EGP 200 / person
The fees include handouts/readings that will be distributed to the participants. They do not include hard or soft copies of the PowerPoint Presentation.
Voice / video recording not permitted.

Deadline for reservation / cancellation
30 November 2014 (or earlier, once the course is fully-booked)
Please reserve only if you are 100% sure you would attend.

Mohammed Elrazzaz is Professor of Tools for Managing Culture at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, since 2010. He holds an MA in Arts & Cultural Management from the same university, and he has a vast experience in the field as founder-moderator of Pen Temple Pilots (2002-2012).

If you are offended by nudity in art, this course is not recommended for you.

Reservations & Further Inquiries:

Orientalist Art Poster

My Art Course in Cairo: Renaissance Tales (25/12/2013)

On 25 December, I will hold a course on art history in Cairo, Egypt.
The course, titled ‘Renaissance Tales’, offers a journey through Renaissance Art, as we explore some of Renaissance’s most incredible stories and most celebrated masterpieces. The tales will take us ‘off the beaten track’ as well, as we learn about some of the least known masters and their artowrks. Tales of pain and passion, of saints and sinners, of humanism and barbarity, of artistic genius and intellectual curiosity…of the human condition at an age like no other age.
From the ‘founding fathers’ and all the way to ‘High Renaissance’, from the Gates of Heaven to the Bonfire of the Vanities, this is one journey you do not want to miss!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013
7:30 pm
2 hours
My place (33A Meqias El Roda St., Manial, Cairo)
Registration & inquiries: (email only please)
EGP 200
Fees include:
Course + Reading material and handouts
Deadline for registration:
30 November 2013 (or upon the reservation of 25 places)

PS.1 Voice and video recording are not allowed.
PS.2 If you are offended by nudity or by the representation of prophets and angels in art, then kindly be advised that the presentation includes images of both kinds.

Course Poster