Scène d’intérieur, 1969

Unique Artwork

Oil on Canvas

CM H 85 W 100

IN H 33.46 W 39.37

Signed by artist

Scène d’intérieur, 1969

This portrait of a woman is read in two stages. The physical portrait, that of a peaceful old lady, is the most obvious, visual and explicit. The second, on the other hand, is to be decoded in the surrounding environment. The woman is calm and meditative, a state that echoes the tranquility of the daunting tasks of daily life. The interior of the house, a space for the intimacy of daily life, is perfectly tidy. This external order is the materialization of a healthy and ordered spirit, a reflection of the soul.

This work is part of the permanent collection of the MACAAL.

Mohamed Fquih Regragui

Mohamed Fquih Regragui is the pioneer of Moroccan hyper-realistic painting. Representing scenes from the daily life of Northern Morocco from which it comes, with its traditional decorations and typical attributes, his works are more real than life, focusing above all on composition, colour and the rendering of materials. In this Interior Scene, the lines are fine and precise, the rules of perspective impeccably respected, the play of light followed to perfection. Everything is found in the details, carried out with the utmost care.

Textile work is particularly important and dear to the artist, who sees it as a source of perpetual inspiration and a permanent challenge: lightness or density of the material, folding of the fabric, satin effects capturing the rays of the sun and at the same time enclosing the deep darkness of shadows, rich or past colours, nothing is left to chance.

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MACAAL - Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden

In 2016, Fondation Alliances committed itself to long-term public action in order to contribute to the development of educational and cultural leisure activities in Marrakech by offering the city an art museum.

The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech, is an independent, not-for-profit contemporary art museum and one of the first of its kind in North Africa.

MACAAL is dedicated to the promotion of African art across a range of media, with diverse exhibition and educational programmes. The museum nurtures an understanding of contemporary African art by collecting and exhibiting both established and emerging artists, and highlighting the creative energy and cultural diversity found across the continent.

MACAAL is a philanthropic initiative of Moroccan art collectors Alami Lazraq and his son Othman Lazraq. It forms part of their charitable not-for-profit association Fondation Alliances, which focuses on supporting cultural development in Morocco. Motivated by a passion for the arts, and managed by Othman, MACAAL brings the Lazraq family’s private collection of modern and contemporary African art, built up over the past 40 years, to a broader audience.

Othman Lazraq — President
Mouna Lazraq — Head of the Commercial Department
Meriem Berrada — Artistic Director
Janine Dieudji — Exhibitions Director
Hanaa El mrabet — Sales and Event Planning Manager
Yassir Yarji — Gallery Educator

Al Maaden, Sidi Youssef Ben Ali
40000 Marrakech, Morocco Read more

Curated by MACAAL - Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden

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