Lalla Essaydi / Les Femmes du Maroc : Art

Les Femmes du Maroc #16

By Lalla Essaydi

Work- Photographs, C-Print, Contemporary, Moroccan: 2006.

Art that is redefining, and challenging the idea of women in Islam today. Essaydi, a Moroccan who grew up in Saudi Arabia and later moved to Boston uses photographs to showcase the idea of Muslim women- a way of looking at their lives and identities.She takes a portrait and fuses Islamic, Arabic calligraphy in a unique style. As for composition, she uses structures common to orientalist paintings from the 19th Century.