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by Hossam Dirar
This powerful collection of works is a modern take of the artist on the elegant and mysterious beauty of the Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
In this series, Dirar attempts to challenge the modern woman’s status quo by quoting the queen’s headdress on today’s women in contemporary attire, accessories, and posture.
Dirar’s vision is one of reckoning: through his work, he wishes to encourage today’s Egyptian woman to regain if only a fraction of the glory they once had in the past, same as the ancient Egyptian queen and goddess have had. His women are painted with dignity and pride, treading the line between the glorious past and the hopeful future of the Egyptian woman.
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