Friday, May 28, 2010

(Social) Realism: Palestinian Territory

Nasr Abel Aziz Eleyan (1941)

Nasr Abdel Aziz Eleyan was born in Hebron, Palestine in 1941, Nasr grew up in Palestinian refugee camps where he started painting as a child. He studied Fine Arts and Film in Moscow, Baghdad, Cairo and London. Nasr currently lives in Amman, Jordan where he teaches fine art at the University of Jordan. Nasr Abel Aziz Eleyan is a figurative painter whose individual style is concerned with cultural traditions. His paintings depict the rural life of the peasant, and the traditional Palestinian way of life. He simplifies his subjects with simple geometrical lines, creating both harmony and balance.

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to

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