As of today, laure ghorayeb began the resistance on www.laureghorayeb.blogspot.com
And who is laure ghorayeb might ask most of my international readers (and a lot of the lebanese one I presume)?
LAURE GHORAYEB attempt for an objective biography
laure ghorayeb is a lebanese visual artist/poet born in 1931. after publishing 2 books of poems, she slowly stop writing to consecrate herself tothe unique style of painting she developed over the years. this style, melting words, drawings and signs together could arguably be described as abstract/poetic comics (it is at least my opinion).
she did many solo exhibits and hundred of collective ones. she is holder of an award of distinction from the paris biennale (1967) and won the first award of the alexandria biennal in the category of drawing (1997). she also participated in the international forum of art "europ’art 2003" in geneva.
during the 15 years of the civil war, laure ghorayeb never stopped drawing. a selection of these drawings, directly connected to the war, were published in a limited edition book titled “témoignage” (testimony) in 1985.
it seems sadly that art cannot fight war. here she is today starting a new series of her marvelously depressing war drawings in a blog titled “witnessing (again)”.
laure ghorayeb is also an art critic for the lebanese newspaper an nahar.
LAURE GHORAYEB a subjective biography
laure ghorayeb is my mom and she’s the greatest.