Anyway, we saved, and planned to blow it on a piece we would find in Morocco. The only thing better than a great piece of art is a great piece of art from a culture you've fallen in love with. Last month we were able to finally afford to get two of the three we bought stretched. I couldn't not show them to you all. They are my babies and they are a constant reminder of a beautiful vacation spent with a beautiful people.
|By El Bakkar. (4' x 2.5')|
|By El Bakkar. (3.5' x 2')|
The blue painting is so vibrant in color. I wish the camera could capture it. The paintings were hung in a market hanut (shop) in Fes. Because of the open-air environment both have experienced cracking here and there. It really adds something to their texture, and their story. Both are signed by "El Bakkar." I have no idea who this man is. But I think about him often. I wonder where he lives...is he Berber? Does he have a family? Where did he learn to paint? If you know anything about the whereabouts of the mysterious El Bakkar, contact me immediately!