Apocalyptic Riders

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Apocalyptic Riders, diptych, oil on canvas, 2.75 X 4.50 meters, 1984

Apocalyptic Riders is a diptych executed in 1984 and is part of a series begun in 1980 by Nabil Kanso.[1] The diptych is oil on 2-piece canvas measuring 2.75 X 4.50 meters (9 X 15 feet).[2] It depicts two horsemen or as one writer describes "Two wild Knights riding toward each other in an explosion swarming the canvas.[3] They represent the Apocalypse Riders who are also the riders of the war in Lebanon, the artist’s native country."[4]

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  1. ^ Nabil Kanso: Paintings 1974-94, plate 39, NEV Editions, Atlanta 1996
  2. ^ Kanso Paintings, pp.74-75
  3. ^ Bäckström, Lars, From Odessa to Atlanta, Democraten, p.4, January 24, 1985, Uppsala, Sweden
  4. ^ Bäckström, Lars, Nabil Kanso Paintings, Ord & Bild, pp. 42-43, Stockholm, en [1]

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