We are pleased to invite you in the next meet up of Hiwar Art Club to join an open discussion session hosting professor of aesthetics and art criticism, Dr. Mazen Asfour, who will share with us his reading on the art exhibition held at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, titled “Prince Omer Fawzi Effendi”. The exhibition which bears the name of the artist, aims to introduce the artworks of this important artist in the two countries, Jordan and Turkey, and the importance of his works between the past and present. This exhibition comes as part of the programs and activities of Yunus Emre Institute in Amman in cooperation with the Royal Society of Fine Arts, where for the first time the artists works will be on display in Amman.
About the artist: Prince Omer Fawzi was born on October 13, 1914 in Haider Pasha Palace in Istanbul, his father, Prince Muhammad Ziauddin al-Din Effendi, son of Sultan Muhammad Rashad, the last sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Prince Omar Fawzi studied painting in France, and moved to the Bouzar University – Faculty of Fine Arts – in Paris. He was 19 years old at the time. During his stay in the French capital, he made strong friendships with the Spanish artists, Salvador Dali and Picasso, during which he had extensive conversations and discussions about philosophy and art in the famous Café de Flore in Paris. Prince Omar Fawzi has lived a bohemian life, as evidenced in his painting through the surrealistic look and his employing of myths in his artwork.