Edgar Degas, one of the French founders of the Impressionism art, once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”And so it is that three Lebanese artists are making the world see – and recognize – their mesmerizing creations; some even from beyond the grave.
By now, it should go without question that Lebanon has a splendid capacity for nurturing sensational artists.
“Painting is like surfing. It is at the top of the wave and then a moment later in the hollow. There is no fear in these hollows, even when they never end. Instead, they balance the existence and release the artist’s imagination.” This is how Yvette Achkar described her artistic work in her own words.
From the very beginning, critics disagreed about the “identity” of Paul’s art. Some insist on its proletarian character while others dwell on its hieratic aspects, reminiscent of religious rites. However, amidst the critics, Guiragossian remained silent, content to work quietly as if possessed by his art.