The artist Mohamed Taha Hussein (1929-2018) is one of the most important contemporary artists in Egypt. We find by looking at his artistic journey that his art has not lost its vitality and strength, which is characterized by vocabulary of Arab Islamic culture with the thought and technique of modern art in the West. The leading contribution for understanding between East and West cultures to date. Muhammad Taha Hussein was born in the Jamaliya district on February 14, 1929. He lived in areas of history that include the surroundings of Al-Azhar and the mosques of Al-Hussein. Each of these areas are rich in Islamic architecture as a center of the religious and political speech as a pulse of human behavior. These unique and special places in the Arab world contributed in the depth of his artistic works. This research deals with the technical analysis study of the work of the artist Mohamed Taha Hussein in terms of elements and forms in his work as rich aesthetic values can be useful in other applied art works. The artist had many different areas like (Graphics , Shooting , Drawing , Ceramic , Carpets). Through these fields the artist could create formal and mechanical feeling relationships using geometric shapes, in which he needs sensitivity and special experience to organize colors, shapes and lines. As well as the use of the various heritage touches of the arts of different variety of cultures which are inspired by Islamic art with touches of geometric shapes, especially the shapes and circles which reflect the deep understanding and sense of the patterns of the rhythm of plastic that is rich in our Islamic heritage. In the field of photography, the artist satisfied his desire of experiment with many techniques to produce a collection of colored monotype (one piece) which reveals his developed style to show the excitement in his ceramics and shooting. In shooting, the artist absorbed the rules of vision arts with a super ability and a modern vision and creative sense in circular and triangular shapes dominated by a reciprocating tone, producing a kind of geometric musical toning in a purely mathematical style. In the field of drawing he has intrepidityin perception and boldness in treatment of artistic composition according to the modern trends and methods using all available colors as he loves experimentation and creativity.
Othman, Suheir Mahmoud; Khalil, Doaa Ahmed; and Al Jamal, Aya Ahmed Reza Mohammed Lotfi
"Mohamed Taha Hussein’s Artistic Works ( Artistic Analitic Study ),"
International Design Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 17.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol9/iss1/17