Friday, October 5, 2007
Court of El Azhar University, Cairo 1890
Court of El Azhar University, Cairo, 1890
(La Cour de l'université El-Azhar au Caire)
Oil on Canvas/huile sur toile
To create this painting, Deutsch used not only students found on the grounds of this important Islamic, theological school, but also utilizes photos taken by an established photography study Legekian in Cairo.
Study for Court of El Azhar University, Cairo
(Étude pour La Cour de l'université El-Azhar au Caire)
oil on canvas / huile sur toile
Studies such as this show the thought process of the artist. The most apparent aspect id the shift of stance of the central figure. In the study there is more emphasize on the central figure, simply because of the way he faces the viewer. By turning this figure sideways, as in the final rendition the figure looses importance and the focus shifts on the entire school assembly.