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Mohamed Nagy Museum

Mohamed Nagy Museum

It includes Mohamed Nagy, founder of modern Egyptian photography art works of art. The museum commemorates painter Mohammed Nagy, who co- pioneered the Egyptian modern art after his return from Florence. In his work he produced a blend of Egypt’s past and present. He was fascinated with Nature and murals made by ancient Egyptian artisans.


He was one of the foundation artists of modern Egyptian photography and art. He was the first Egyptian to study academic art in the Italian capital of art, Florence. The most striking evidence of Nagy's unique style is that his paintings were displayed side by side with that of most renowned French artists in 1920. His paintings are beautifully transparent, displaying powerful and elaborate compositions. His painting "Egyptian Revival" was displayed at Paris Salon, for which he was awarded the golden medal that was also granted to celebrated sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar for his wonderful "Egyptian Revival" sculpture. Nagy lived in Alexandria.

Address:
Mohamed Nagi Museum/Nagy Art Museum
9 Mahmoud El-Gendy Street, Hadayek al-Ahram or Al Ahram gardens street in Giza - there are signs), The Begining of Cairo/Alexandria Desert Road., Kafr Nasar, Haram, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+202) 3383 3484
Opening hours: 10.00am-5.00pm daily in winter and 10.00am to 6.00pm in summer, closed Mondays (may change without notice)
Entrance fee: LE5; Egyptians LE1, students 50 piasters (as at Feb 2010)
More Details: http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Story.aspx?sid=1319

Last Updated on Sunday 16th January 2011