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date: 22 September 2019

Larnaout, Lotfilocked

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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Born 5 January 1944, in Tunis.

Painter.

Op Art.

Lotfi Larnaout studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his work, he explores the optical phenomena of colour, following the studies made at the Bauhaus between 1919 and 1923 by Johannes Itten, whose ideas were taken up and experimented with by exponents of Op Art in the 1960s. Larnaout explores these ideas through the traditional geometric forms of Islamic decoration....

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