current exhibition




Shafic Abboud

Nudes








Behind the desire of Shafic Abboud to paint, there have always been some forms of a Nude. From an initial sketch, the composition would evolve to convey the artist’s sensations.

In his intimate notes, Abboud expressed clearly his preoccupations “not to consider the Nude as a plastic object”. He was constantly searching for “how a woman can become pictorially fertile and prolific”. His oeuvre is mostly about the re-inventiveness of his painting rather than the diversity of bodies. His nude figuration, whether evident or abstracted, is far from resemblance; it drives him away from the obscene.

Abboud has painted the splendor of the nude body with a chastity that was so much his.

This exhibition, in collaboration with the Abboud estate, is associated with the publication of a monograph on Abboud by Skira.





Déshabillage Printanier, tempera on canvas laid on carton, 26x34cm, 1979. ref.# sa-02







Nude, tempera on canvas laid on carton, 32x37cm, not dated. ref.# sa-01







Nude, tempera on paper, 35x35cm, 1969. ref.# sa-03







Nude, tempera on paper, 35x35cm, 1969. ref.# sa-04







Nude, oil on paper, 27x49cm, c.1960. ref.# sa-19






Nude, tempera on paper, 35x35cm, 1969. ref.# sa-05