The Floating Shadows (triptych)
The Floating Shadows is a triptych made by Nabil Kanso in 1986 on the brutality and suffering inflicted during the Lebanese Civil War. The painting is oil on canvas and measures 2.75 x 7.60 meters (9 X 25 feet). It forms part of the Cluster Paintings series that Kanso began in 1986 and marks the transition to a new approach in his compositional framework. The pictorial layout divides the canvas space into various sections reflecting a cluster of interlinked planes depicting floating figures of predominantly dark-blue set against deep orange ground and demarcated by white grayish areas.
- Fox, Catherine: Artist inspired by War-Torn Homeland, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, July 8, 1984 online.
- Nabil Kanso: The Split of Life Paintings 1974-1994, pp. 92-93, Nev Edition, Atlanta, 1996
- The Split of Life, p.11
- Notes on the Cluster paintings
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