Spanish Series: Alhambra | 2010-22

…a series of abstract paintings inspired by the harmonics of space and light of the Alhambra in Spain.

Art historian, Antonio Fernandez-Puertas, writing extensively on the Alhambra has identified the geometric proportional system on which its entire Islamic Nasrid architecture is based: a series of ratios utilising a system of progressive diagonals: √2, √3,√5.

Following through on this idea and using the same proportional system as a strategy, I’ve painted this series in which the interaction of ratio, shadow and reflection is explored.

The works are based on studies made after visiting the site and memories of it.

Magda-Cebokli-Alhambra -1
Alhambra #1 | c2012/21
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
Alhambra #2
Alhambra #2 | c2015/21
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
Alhambra #3
Alhambra #3 | c2014/21
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
Alhambra #4
Alhambra #4 | c2017/21
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
Alhambra #5
Alhambra #5 | 2018
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
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Alhambra #6 | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 101.5cm x 101.5cm
Alhambra #7 Patio
Alhambra #7: Patio | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 80cm x 80cm
Alhambra #8 Puerta de Luz
Alhambra #8: Puerta de Luz | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 80cm x 80cm
Alhambra #9 Luz y Sombra
Alhambra #9: Luz y Sombra | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 39.5cm x 66cm
Alhambra Pequeño #1 IMG_0878cropBESTangleadjusted-e
Alhambra Pequeño #1 | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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Alhambra Pequeño #2 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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Alhambra Pequeño #4 | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
Alhambra Pequeño #3 | c2010/21
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
Alhambra Pequeño #5
Alhambra Pequeño #5 | 2021
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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Alhambra Study for #1 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
Study for Alhambra#2
Alhambra Study for #2 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
Study for Alhambra#3
Alhambra Study for #3 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
Study for Alhambra#5
Alhambra Study for #5 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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Alhambra Study for #6 | c2010/21
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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Alhambra Study for #4 | c2010
Acrylic on linen | 25.5cm x 25.5cm
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From the Alhambra: #1 | 2014
Acrylic on paper (framed) | 20cm x 50cm
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From the Alhambra: Nocturne | 2014
Acrylic on paper (framed) | 20cm x 50cm
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From the Alhambra: Reflection | 2014
Acrylic on paper (framed) | 20cm x 50cm
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From the Alhambra: #2 | 2014
Acrylic on paper (framed) | 20cm x 50cm
From the Alhambra #3
From the Alhambra: #3 | 2014
Acrylic on paper (framed) | 20cm x 50cm