Pinturas del Cairo, Egypt
by Perez-Rubio








"Friday Morning, 9AM", Heliopolis,Roxy,Cairo. 28X34 Oil on Canvas 2003 (*NFS)





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Cairo, Ramsis Square, 30X40cm
acrylic on canvas
A typical view of a crowded street with rooftops. This painting on canvas comes from a series of sketches taken in and around Ramses Square, opposite the main train station in Cairo.

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New Jerusalem, Cairo, 40X35cm
acrylic on canvas
Above is a small painting on the theme of a New Jerusalem - or a city where all religions coexist in peace and mutual prosperity. This is not an accurate perception of Cairo or anyplace, although there are a few streets here where one can see a mosque opposite a jewish temple and a christian church and thats all good. There is little evidence of the buddhist or hindu faith in this city but they are represented in the picture below. Rather than the religious implications of the piece, it is the geometry of the reversible rhombus that reminds one of this crowded and manic metropolis.

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Cairo, view from the autostrade, 40X35cm, acrylic on canvas
Above is a view from the autostrade on the western side of Cairo. This superhighway wraps much like a beltway behind the Citadel and the Mohammed Ali Mosque on the left of the picture plane. Just above the grey mass of the highway spans the City of the Dead, the cemeteries that make up much of the lower income housing districts on the outskirts of the city. Above these, and past the citadel, you can see traces of the skyscrapers by the River Nile.



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