oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 70 X 40 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 70 X 55 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 66 X 46 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 44 X 63 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 38 X 33 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 30 X 21 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 40 X 30 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 26 X 37 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 16 X 22 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 30 X 21 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 70 X 50 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 70 X 50 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 71 X 29 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood 47.5 X 59 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 89 X 71 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 120 X 122 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 53 X 66 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 22.5 X 38 by Youssef Kamel

oil on Wood – 24 X 19 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 34 X 43 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 29 X 39 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 37 X 37 by Youssef Kamel

oil on wood – 24 X 30 by Youssef Kamel

oil on Board – 56 X 74 by Youssef Kamel

oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 70 X 40 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 70 X 55 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 66 X 46 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 44 X 63 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 38 X 33 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 30 X 21 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 40 X 30 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 26 X 37 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 16 X 22 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 30 X 21 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 70 X 50 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 70 X 50 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 71 X 29 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood 47.5 X 59 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 89 X 71 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 120 X 122 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 53 X 66 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 22.5 X 38 by Hosni El Banani

oil on Wood – 24 X 19 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 34 X 43 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 29 X 39 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 37 X 37 by Hosni El Banani

oil on wood – 24 X 30 by Hosni El Banani

oil on Board – 56 X 74 by Hosni El Banani

oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 70 X 40 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 70 X 55 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 66 X 46 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 40 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 44 X 63 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 38 X 33 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 45 X 60 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 30 X 21 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 35 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 40 X 30 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 26 X 37 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 12 X 17 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 16 X 22 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 30 X 21 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 66.5 X 87 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 70 X 50 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 68 X 55 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 70 X 50 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on canvas – 70 X 55 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 71 X 29 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood 47.5 X 59 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 89 X 71 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 120 X 122 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 53 X 66 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 59 X 59 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 50 X 70 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 22.5 X 38 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on Wood – 24 X 19 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 34 X 43 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 29 X 39 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 37 X 37 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on wood – 24 X 30 by Kamel Moustafa

oil on Board – 56 X 74 by Kamel Moustafa

Youssef Kamel

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Youssef Kamel was born in the neighborhood of el-Dahir in Cairo. In 1908, he was among the first students to join the School of Fine Arts in Cairo together with artists Mahmoud Mokhtar (1891 - 1934), Ragheb Ayad (1892 - 1982), Antoine Haggar (1896 - 1962) and Mohammed Hassan (1892 - 1961). The School was founded the same year by Prince Youssef Kamal. Kamel studied in the painting section under the Italian painter Paolo Forcella. He graduated in 1911 and the same year, and participated in the first exhibition of the students of the School of Fine Arts held at the Automobile Club in Cairo. In 1912, he was appointed as a drawing teacher in secondary schools. Between 1921 and 1922, Kamel and his friend, the painter Ragheb Ayad agreed on an exchange, according to which each of them would work in turns as a teacher for one year to finance the other's stay in Italy. <br> In 1925, Kamel received a scholarship to pursue his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome together with his colleagues, Ragheb Ayad and Mohammed Hassan. He shared a studio with them in Rome and studied under the renowned Italian painter Umberto Coromaldi (1870 - 1948). During that period, he executed several copies of masterpieces in the collection of the Villa Borghese and painted a series of vedute, Italian townscape views, featuring Roman antique and Renaissance monuments, a genre he would later transpose to medieval Cairo. After receiving his diploma from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Kamel returned to his homeland in 1929 and was appointed professor of painting at the School of Fine Arts in Cairo. In 1937, he became the head of the painting section when the Alexandrian painter and diplomat, Mohammed Naghi (1888 - 1956), was director of this institution. Kamel also worked as a curator and directed the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art from 1948 to 1949 before he was named director of the School of Fine Arts in Cairo between 1950 and 1953. <br> Youssef Kamel belongs to a generation of Egyptian artists commonly referred to as the pioneers (ar-ruwwād), as they were the first to be educated in artistic institutions established according to European models, such as the School of Fine Arts in Cairo. Kamel remained faithful to the lessons of his two Italian teachers, Paolo Forcella and Umberto Coromaldi, who were both followers of the Machiaioli movement. They introduced him to the technique of oil painting and the genres of landscape, nudes and portraits, which Kamel adapted to Egyptian subjects. His work expresses a sense of peacefulness and nostalgic timelessness through the use of light strokes and gentle colors. Kamel also portrayed some of his contemporaries and friends with great sincerity, such as the sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar as well as individuals from the countryside and the working-class neighborhoods of Cairo. His works can be found in private collections, the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art in Cairo, the Agricultural Museum in Cairo, as well as in the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha. Unfortunately, on the 20th of July 2012, an important collection of his works was stolen, following a looting in his family villa in the neighborhood of Matariya in northern Cairo where many of his paintings were preserved.

Hosni El Banani

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El Banani (b 1912 – d 1988) graduated from the Higher School of Fine Arts, where he studied under the artist Youssef Kamel and received National Certificate of Art Teaching in 1937, and the Diploma of the Academy in Rome in 1940. He may be considered the successor of his professor, Youssef Kamel, in his following the Impressionist style with its touches of movement and its attraction for brilliant light and his use of ramble colors in drawing the same subjects that interested his teacher: the Egyptian alley, the village, people’s interaction with nature and with rural architecture, and the congregation of cat tle at village markets, and boats and boatmen. However, his works are relatively different from others in the amount of detail, and the strength of contrast between colors and thickness of his color pastes, which he applied with a palette knife. El-Bannany participated in several local and international exhibitions including: the Spring Exhibition of Alumni of Faculties of Fine Art, the Association of Fine Arts Lovers Exhibitions, the Exhibition of the Contemporary Fine Art in 1985, the Art in Arab World Exhibition in 1985, the Venicia Biennale, the Unesco Exhibition at Beirut and the Acquisition Exhibition in 2000. He was honored by medals of honors and certificates of merit for mural and in 1938 he was granted The International Award and the honorary prize at the Landscape Exhibition in Washington.

Kamel Moustafa

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Kamel Mostafa was an Egyptian impressionist painter recognized for his soft oil paint scenes depicting daily life in Egypt. He began his studies at the Faculty of Fine Art in Alexandria under the instruction of noted Egyptian artists Ragheb Ayad, Youssef Kamel, and Mohammed Nagui, graduating with a painting degree in 1941. In 1946 Mostafa received a government grant to travel to Rome to continue his studies. He returned to Alexandria in 1950 and completed a second degree in oil paint restoration. Following his studies, he worked as both an artist and educator in Egypt. Mostafa served as an instructor at the Faculty of Fine Art in Alexandria between 1958 and 1977. In 1969, he was additionally appointed dean of the Faculty of Fine Art. <br> Along with his contemporaries, Mostafa was part of second generation of Egyptian modernists who built on the arts innovations initiated by early Egyptian modernists like Mahmoud Said, Ragheb Ayad, Youssef Kamel, and Mohamed Nagui. In 1979, a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Museum of the Faculty of Fine Art, Alexandria, celebrating the artist’s significance in the development of Egyptian modernism.

روائع لرواد الفن التشكيلي المصري تُعرض للمرة الأولى

القاهرة: نادية عبد الحليم في عودة حميمة إلى المدرسة التأثيرية المصرية، التي تسودها لوحات غنية بزمانها الدافئ وعالمها الخاص، والعالقة بمشاهد مصرية في بدايات القرن العشرين ومنتصفه، يطالعنا «غاليري ليوان» بالقاهرة بمعرضه المقام حالياً بعنوان «رواد الفن التشكيلي»، الذي يحتضن روائع فنية لم يُعرض معظمها من قبل لثلاثة من الرواد الذين تجمع بينهم التأثيرية والمصاهرة معاً، وهم يوسف كامل، وكامل مصطفى، وحسني البناني، حيث تنتمي الأعمال لمجموعات خاصة بالأسرة ولبعض المقتنين. يستطيع زائر المعرض أن ينهل من تاريخ الفن المصري، الذي ربما من الصعب التواصل معه سوى في المتاحف، خصوصاً ما يرتبط بالتأثيرية؛ تلك المدرسة الفنية التي انطلقت في النصف الأخير من القرن التاسع عشر في فرنسا، وجذبت إليها بحضورها الطاغي بعض الفنانين المصريين. مصطفي عز الدين أحمد، صاحب غاليري «ليوان» يقول لـ«الشرق الأوسط»، «معظم اللوحات لم يشاهدها الجمهور من قبل، حيث بقيت في دوائر مغلقة تقتصر على مجموعات خاصة، لا سيما أعمال الرائد يوسف كامل، الذي يكاد يقتصر تواصل المتلقي مع فنه عبر ما تضمه المتاحف الفنية، لذلك جاء المعرض مفاجأة فنية حتى بالنسبة للأساتذة الأكاديميين في كليات الفنون». ويضيف: «قمت بجهد متواصل خلال فترة طويلة كي أقنع الأسر بالموافقة على عرضها أمام الجمهور، ولحبهم للفن ولهؤلاء الرواد الذين استقوا من أعمالهم المعلقة في بيوتهم جمالاً وحنيناً قد وافقوا». ويصف د. يوسف كامل نجل الفنان كامل مصطفي، وحفيد الرائد يوسف كامل، لـ«الشرق الأوسط»، المعرض، بأنه «يمثل المحاولة الأولى لإلقاء الضوء على التأثيرية التي مضى عليها وقت كبير لم يلتفت إليها أحد، حيث يتجه المشهد التشكيلي المصري الراهن إلى اتجاهات كثيرة تبعدنا عن هذا المسار في ظل الاهتمام بالحداثة وما بعد الحداثة». ويتابع يوسف: «ما يزيد من أهمية المعرض أنه يضم عدداً كبيراً من الأعمال لثلاثة من أهم رواد التأثيرية معاً، إلى جانب أن به تذكيراً بالمدرسة الانطباعية المصرية في أقوى مراحلها وأبهى صورها، ومن جهة أخرى لا يقل أهمية عن ذلك بالنسبة للأسرة أنه يذكرنا بالرحلة الفنية للجد والأب وزوج الخالة على السواء، لا سيما أن الأعمال التي يضمها المعرض تعبر عن مختلف المراحل الفنية التي خاضها الفنانون الثلاثة، إلى جانب صور شخصية نادرة لهم أثناء الرسم في الأتيليه الخاص بهم، استعارها الغاليري من ألبوم العائلة». ويوضح يوسف: «يضم المعرض 17 عملاً ليوسف كامل، و17 عملاً لزوج ابنته الفنان كامل مصطفى، و11 عملاً لزوج ابنته الآخر الفنان حسني البناني، ولم يسبق عرض أعمال للرواد بهذه الضخامة من قبل في معرض واحد». ويعد المعرض بمثابة تحية فنية لجذور التشكيل المصري، فيه يتعرف الزائر على قصة أحد خريجي الدفعة الأولى لمدرسة الفنون الجميلة سنة 1911، وقصة أول مرة يتم فيها تخصيص بعثات للفن التشكيلي المصري في وقت مبكر من تاريخه. وفي المعرض تلتقي بأعمال يوسف كامل (1891 ــ 1971) في تأثرها بالانطباعية الأوروبية، ثم الانطباعية التعبيرية المصرية، ثم مرحلته الفنية الأخيرة حين ضعف بصره. وخلال ذلك كله، يستمتع المتلقي بلوحات تجسد الطبيعة التي عشقها، وصورها، متناولاً الحياة الهادئة البسيطة للفلاحين والحقول والحيوانات والطيور، إلى جانب الأحياء القديمة بالقاهرة، وبراعته في تحقيق التوافق بين رحابة مساحات ألوانه وثراء لمسات فرشاته وأشعة الضوء الساقطة على اللوحات. ومن أعمال يوسف كامل إلى زوج ابنته كامل مصطفى (1917 ــ 1982) نتعرف على ملامح مرحلة فنية أخرى من تاريخ الفن المصري، يتابع د. يوسف حديثه: «وجّه الفنان القدير محمود سعيد أبي فنياً عقب اكتشاف موهبته مصادفة، إذ نصحه بالالتحاق بمدرسة الفنون الجميلة العليا، وأرسله بخطاب توصية إلى صديقه (جدي) يوسف كامل، وبعد أن تخرج كامل مصطفى من المدرسة، أتيح له السفر بعدها إلى إيطاليا، حيث تتلمذ على يد فنانين مرموقين منهم كارلو سيفيرو ودانتي ريتشي». وفي المعرض لوحات تعرف بغزارة إنتاج كامل مصطفى، ما بين مشاهد من روما رسمها الفنان أثناء بعثته إليها جنباً إلى جنب مع مشاهد من القرى المصرية والقاهرة وضواحيها في منتصف القرن العشرين، التي جسدها بحس تأثيري خاص، ولا يقل أهمية عن ذلك مجموعة البورتريهات التي برع فيها، والبيئة السكندرية الساحلية التي ينتمي إليها، حيث البحر والصيد وبناء السفن. وتثير اللوحات شغف المشاهد لزيارة المتاحف المصرية ليقف على قدرته المميزة في تجسيد الحكايات التاريخية. وعندما ينتقل الزائر للمعرض المستمر حتى 7 مارس (آذار) الحالي، إلى أعمال حسني البناني (1912 - 1988) فإنه يكون قد انتقل إلى متعة الحياة في الريف المصري، وبهجتها، حيث تتراقص الألوان على سطح لوحاته، وتلمس معنى مقولته التي كان يرددها دوماً أمام أسرته: «لا أحب أن أقلب اللوحة دراماً»، في إشارة إلى البعد عن المشاهد الحزينة، ويلحظ المتلقي إلى أي مدى برع في تقديم مناظر جميلة من البيئة المصرية إلى حد أنه نجح أن يزيح المناظر المنسوخة عن الأوروبيين من جدران كثير من قصور وبيوت الأسر الأرستقراطية في مصر في هذه الحقبة، لتتربع مكانها لوحاته ذات الطابع المصري الأصيل.

المصدر: الشرق الاوسط

التارخ 03/03/2019

Liwan Gallery cordially invites you to attend the opening of the fine art pioneers exhibition for Youssef Kamel, Hosny Elbanani and Kamel Moustafa. Sunday the 3rd of February, 2019 at 7:00 PM Exhibition will last until the 7th of March 2019 Daily from 11 AM till 8 PM except Fridays