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
The Etel Adnan first started out as a philosopher and poet and only began painting in the 1960s as a way of expressing thoughts beyond words. Now, of course, she is most renowned for her radiantly colourful and concentrated abstractions. As is so often the case with her work, Un Moment de Lumière, (A Moment of Light), allows the goodness and energy to shine through, unfiltered and deeply sensitive, it is a dazzling celebration of our natural world.