Oil on canvas, 132 x 100 cm, 1967-1968

The Short Century

April 23 - December 24, 2016

Artworks from the collection of Barjeel Art Foundation at the Sharjah Art Museum.

Historical periods are not defined by calendar dates, but by significant events that mark the end of one era and the beginning of the next. The 20th Century is “The Short Century,” a term popularised by the historian Eric Hobsbawm for an era that saw many of the most dramatic and extreme shifts in human history.
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