"Ali Bellagha (علي بلاغة), 1924-d2006, "ball Games On The Beach", Tunisia"Ali Bellagha (علي بلاغة), 1924-2006, "Ball games on the beach", Tunisia
Ali Bellagha (Arabic: علي بلاغة), born in 1924 in Tunis and died on May 10, 2006 in Tunis, is a teacher, designer, Tunisian painter and engraver. He is a member of the artistic movement of the School of Tunis. Biography Coming from an old family of craftsmen in the medina of Tunis, he left for Paris after a stint at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Tunis. He studied drawing, engraving and ceramics at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, attended the engraving workshops of Professor René Jaudon, took decoration lessons at the Lycée Claude Bernard in Paris and studied at the Higher Institute of fine arts of Tunis. In 1953, he organized his first personal exhibition before exhibiting regularly, both in Tunis and abroad. From 1956, he taught drawing at Sadiki College for four years. In the 1960s, with his wife Jacqueline Guilbert, he opened an art gallery of antiques and creations, Les Métiers, in the center of Tunis. Ali Bellagha is passionate about ancient objects and the world of craftsmanship. He has a modernist approach to the development of artistic professions. It therefore revalorizes the Arab-Muslim heritage to give it accents of modernity and highlights the Tunisian artistic heritage, in particular the use of wood, stone, copper, wool, leather and silver. Specialist in expertise, paintings, glassware and furniture, he is passionate about all forms of art: painting, ceramics, sculpture, restoration and decoration. He works with wood to create still life compositions. His designs are in vibrant colors. In 2003, Ali Bellagha received the National Prize for Plastic Arts. In 2006, he was the guest of honor at the Salon de l'artisanat in Tunis. It contributes to the construction of the Dar Gmach ecomuseum in the village of Takrouna.