Margo Veillon, one of Egypt’s best known and best loved artists, returns to enchant us again with a collection of paintings and drawings depicting the festivals of Egypt. The cycle of Egyptian life is marked by festivals and celebrations: those for births, weddings, saints’ mulids, national holidays, and closing the circle, funerals. Margo Veillon draws us in to the joy, exuberance, and occasional sorrow that mark the seasons of Egyptian festivals. This remarkable collection of images fills the viewer with the music and dance that punctuate these events and allows us to participate vicariously through the pages in a swirl of colors, smells, sounds, and exultation.
|Publisher:||American University in Cairo Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss businessman and his Austrian wife. She has spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt. She now divides her time between her homes in Cairo and Switzerland. Margo Veillon: The Bursting Movement and Margo Veillon: Egyptian Harvests were published by AUC Press in 1996 and 2000.