- Nabil Nahas born 1949
- Acrylic paint on canvas
- Unconfirmed: 1830 × 1520 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Middle East North Africa Acquisitions Committee 2015
Eclypse signals Nahas' interest in abstraction and its relationship to principles of geometric patterning such as infinite repetition and cyclical movement. The artist was inspired by naturally occurring crystalline structures, as well as medieval buildings and textile designs from Cairo, Egypt. He has said "my work is about observing nature in the multiplicity of its dimensions, from microcosm to macrocosm—without forgetting to look at my immediate surroundings." Nahas’ paintings from this period are filled with multi-coloured shapes and arrangements along different planes. They might suggest the intersection of celestial bodies, or the passing of light into shadow.
Gallery label, November 2021
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