Monday, September 6, 2010

(Social) Realism: Yemen Art

AbdulAzeez Ibraheem Ali

Born in Tai’iz, Abdul-Azeez Ibraheem Ali obtained his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1982. He studied in Cairo, where local artists first inspired him. Ibraheem Ali has participated in several exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and he currently occupies the post of director of the Visual Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture. His paintings are exposed at the Samsarat Mansurah (next to the jambia suq in the old city) and at Bait al-Fann (near Bab al-Yemen).

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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