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Sami Burhan - La giustizia è la bilancia dell'amore

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Sami Burhan - La giustizia è la bilancia dell'amore

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Oil on canvas - Signed - unique work - 1972

Artist: Sami Burhan
Title of artwork: La giustizia è la bilancia dell'amore
Technique: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Year: 1972
Period: 1970-1979
Edition: unique work
Condition: New
Image size: 50×60 cm
Total dimensions: 50×2×60 cm
Sold with frame: No

Unique oil on canvas work, cm 50 x 60, by the master Sami Burhan. Bought directly from the artist.
Work with signature and dedication on the back.
Certificate of guarantee issued by the gallery.

Biography of the artist:
Sami Burhan was born on 26 February 1929 in Aleppo (Syria), in a family that took care of religious studies. His father was a great mathematician and lover of the Islamic graphic art and his son Sami became his apprentice. When he was only seven years old, Sami Burhan was already interested in Islamic writing and, when he was ten, the step to drawing was very short. In 1945 he became apprentice of Husein Husni, the first calligrapher at the court of the Istanbul sultan. Burhan started to create drawings for artisans, taking an interest in photography, hand-coloured with watercolours, pastels and oil. In 1948 he got in touch with different artists in Aleppo. The following year, when he was twenty, Burhan took part in the painting prize that the municipality of Aleppo organised for the National congress of Syrian American Emigrants, and won the first prize. In 1951 he was transferred to an isolated school for contrasting ideologies, but some time later, thanks to his mastery of graphic art, he was called by the Institutional Office of Aleppo. In 1952 he won the competition for teaching art in high schools, and became a professor at the Aleppo Training School. He travelled a lot to Western countries, but was always faithful to his Eastern cultural roots. He was a curious and untiring traveller and exhibited in many Italian towns but also in other towns in Europe and in the Arab world. Sami Burhan started to paint “reality”, as shown by his first drawings of landscapes, flowers and portraits. Then, through the contact between Eastern and Western culture, he reached an original painting: real forms and abstract signs intertwine in a harmony of colours and transparencies, creating a musical rhythm of light and shade effects. With the intertwining of Arabic letters, his paintings reach abstraction and in every picture there is a universal message: “Salamun - Peace”, “People are the same, like the teeth of the comb”, “Yes to life no to drugs”, “Do not harm others but not even yourself”, “Choose forgiveness and order Good”, “Do not say what you do not know”, and many more, as you can read in the list of his works on the SAMI BURHAN catalogue, published in 1996.
However, Sami Burhan is not only a painter but also a sculptor. His curiosity and his contact with the Versilia marbles allowed the Syrian artist to research, to experiment with the use of a different material (through which he could create new shapes and new twists), to make a tridimensional abstraction, placing it in space, creating new visual harmonies in a play of vertical and horizontal lines, shadows and lights, sound and meaning, and search for the absolute. He lives and works between Massa and Aleppo, where he has recently taken up his residence.

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  • Come sempre, perfetto e veloce.
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  • The painting arrived today in perfect conditions and the shipping was quite fast.
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