Ben Youssef Medersa & Museum and Art Gallery tour

It was another productive day. We did some drawing and rubbing at Ben Youssef Museum & Medersa. I admired the use of geometric & nature inspired shapes on the Medersa decoration & architecture. The Museum also displays large amount of Moroccan contemporary art. It was wonderful to see the vibrant colours on local artists’ paintings such as influenced in Matisse and Picasso works. It was really inspiring. We ended the day by having dinner at a vegan restaurant called Earth Cafe situated just by our Riad. It was a first for me and I loved it.

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© Isabela Assiria – Ben Youssef Medersa, 2015.

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© Isabela Assiria – Ben Youssef Medersa, 2015.

On the next day we met Yacine (a post graduate graphic student), a local artist who took us around contemporary art galleries. I got to see Hassan Hajja’s artwork on motorcycle girls that I’ve been researching before we leave for Morocco. His work is heavily influenced by pop art.

© Hassan Hajjaj's photo by Ayu Baker, 2015

© Hassan Hajjaj’s photo by Ayu Baker, 2015

© Hassan Hajjaj - Motorcycle girls. Photo by Ayu Baker, 2015

© Hassan Hajjaj – Motorcycle girls. Photo by Ayu Baker, 2015

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