1979-1994: Oriental Landscapes and Brush Calligraphy

From the very start, Christine Arveil has engaged with techniques that highlighted a profoundly different brushstroke than that employed by European classical masters. The earliest works emulated Oriental lanscapes, making use of water-based medium and concentrating on how to fade out coloours in the paper-based canvas. The calligraphies were both an artistic creation, and a daily technical training. It is on the strength of this approach to artistic discipline that profound ties to the North African calligraphy artist community were later developed.

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