In the last five years Etel Adnan has risen from near obscurity to become one of the most celebrated and adored artists of the 21st century. Etel Adnan became renowned for her compact and breathtaking color canvases, sun-drenched semi-abstractions that possess a tender succinctness. She is also lauded for her poetry and writing, work that deals with the politics of exile, violence and oppression happening around the world.
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About the artwork
When we hear the word adobe we usually think of the computer program, but the word has existed for over 4,000 years and was used by the Middle Egyptians to denote their ancient “mud brick” constructions. Etel Adnan’s etching conveys the baking heat and the sumptuous textures in this radiantly coloured and concentrated abstraction.