Painters Paintings Alberto Pasini (1826-1899): Al-Khudayri street, Cairo, 1861, Oil on canvas, 35 x…
Painters Work Alberto Pasini (1826-1899): Al-Khudayri road, Cairo, 1861, Oil on canvas, 35 x 25 cm, Galerie Ary Jan?, Paris
‘Al-Khudayri Avenue, Cairo’ from 1861, eight years after he had first exhibited on the Salon in Paris.
The portray options the architectural type of the painter, for one can acknowledge a road of Cairo. The artist certainly drew his inspiration from the Ibn Tulun Mosque, essentially the most historical one among Cairo. The constructing can be essentially the most historical Islamic monument of the nation. Alberto Pasini depicts the spiral minaret which reminds the good mosque of Samara. Behind the mosque is the Saladin fortress, accomplished in 1857.
This fortress is among the biggest monuments of the 19th century belonging to the Mameluk interval type. The scene thus takes place within the Al-Khudayri Avenue, Cairo, in a barely excessive space from the Sayda Zaineb district. Within the foreground, one can see characters in a bustling little road, all dressed with conventional clothes. Horses and stallholders meddle within the scene. We are able to simply think about a energetic and noisy ambiance, typical of Egypt at the moment. (Galerie Ary Jan)