Google Doodle celebrates The Late Maliheh Afnan

  • Publish date: Monday، 05 July 2021
Google Doodle celebrates The Late Maliheh Afnan
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We often see Google Doodle paying tribute to people who made changes in their respective fields in the Arab world. Today, Google Doodle celebrates the late Maliheh Afnan, one of the most important Middle Eastern artists of the 20th century.

Inspired by archaeological scrolls, Afnan's works were mainly written paintings created from mixed media.

Exile and displacement alongside Middle Eastern conflicts were some of the themes she explored in her works.

Google Doodle celebrates The Late Maliheh Afnan

Afnan’s interest in written language developed when she was a child as she used to scribble imaginary text and numbers on pages, developing a distinct style of abstract calligraphy.

Her works are featured in various galleries throughout the Middle East, several European museums and in the renown New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The artist was born in 1935 in Haifa, Palestine, to Persian parents. Afnan and her parents later moved to Beirut, where she attended high school and received her Bachelors of Art at the American University in Beirut.