Exhibition launch: The Painters of the City: North Africa 1880-1920

Imperial & Global Forum

EXHIBITION LAUNCH Thu 9 May 2019, 18:00

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter
Stocker Rd
Exeter EX4 4ND

  • Free, no advance booking required

You are invited to the launch of The Painters of the City: North Africa 1880-1920. This exhibition has been curated by Professor William Gallois, and explores a mystery which also constitutes a unique moment in the history of art.

In the last years of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century, new forms of painting emerged on and around buildings in cities and towns across north Africa. They were identifiably related to existing cultural forms – especially tattoos , textiles and jewellery – but their sudden appearance in the form of murals and frescoes was unprecedented.

The launch of the exhibition is on 9 May at 18:00 in The Street Gallery.

Come along for drinks and nibbles!…

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