Dal Cairo a Roma. Visual Arts and Transcultural Interactions Between Egypt and Italy

Radwan, Nadia (2016). Dal Cairo a Roma. Visual Arts and Transcultural Interactions Between Egypt and Italy. Asiatische Studien / Etudes asiatiques AS/EA, 70(4), pp. 1094-1114. de Gruyter 10.1515/asia-2016-0034

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Cross-cultural interactions between Egypt and Italy have had a significant impact in the field of visual arts. By the end of the 19th century many Italian painters had established their studios in Cairo and Alexandria and worked as professors in art schools. They were committed to the institutionalization of the artistic practice, in particular, in the conception of the School of Fine Arts in Cairo established by Prince Yussuf Kamal in 1908. Besides, a number of young Egyptians belonging to the generation of the so-called “pioneers” received grants to study art in Italy, in particular in Rome and Florence. These ties were strengthened by the political climate of the 1920s and 1930s and the diplomatic relationships between the Egyptian monarchy and the Italian government. This article proposes to examine the impact on visual culture created by the circulation of persons and images between Egypt and Italy. In that perspective, it aims to shed light on transnational exchanges and networks generated by spaces of cultural encounters or “contact zones” during the first quarter of the 20th century.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History > Contemporary Art
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)

UniBE Contributor:

Radwan, Nadia

Subjects:

700 Arts

ISSN:

0004-4717

Publisher:

de Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nadia Radwan

Date Deposited:

12 May 2016 10:51

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2018 13:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/asia-2016-0034

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80257

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