Saturday, May 25, 2013

A POWERFUL VISUAL VOICE FOR MUSLIM WOMEN


THE ART OF LALLA ESSAYDI
a powerful visual voice for Muslim women 

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Lalla Essaydi is a successful and famous painter and photographer. She was born in 1956 in Marrakech, Morocco, and spent her childhood there as well as Saudi Arabia. She grew up in a family where her father was a successful painter. As a young girl, Essaydi was brought up in a strict Islamic household, which aided her in forming her identity as an artist. In an artist description, the Lisa Sette Gallery gives us a taste of Essaydi’s childhood days. It states, “an empty family house in Morocco is the setting for her current body of work; as a young girl, when Essaydi acted inappropriately according to the rules of her traditional Islamic family, she was sent to this house as punishment, in a sort of solitary confinement. Having grown up in both Morocco and Saudi Arabia before receiving an art education in the U.S., Essaydi now returns to the site of her childhood confinements and sees the space as delineating both her Arabic background and her current life as an independent Western artist (Lisa Sette Gallery).” more......

from google image for educational purposes only
from google image for the sole purpose of education

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