Mustafa’ Yehya

He was born in Missiaf ( Siria) and lived in Rome, fifth of sixteen children, he followed that interior always more irresistible voice. Yehya Mustafa’ has known the most important representative personages of the world painting. He has never been influenced by them, but he has often stood aside in a dignified way. Professor Giulio Argan, undiscussed authorithy for his high level of competence. Gratuated at St. Ferdinando Academy of Madrid and at Belle Arti Academy of Rome, he ha salso frequented the Belle Arti School of Paris. This painter has taken partin important national and international exhibitions ( France, Germany, America, Russia, England, Spain, etc.) . He has shown, as an invited, in te XXXIInd Biennal of Venice. His works are placed in many important Italian and foreign collections. Perhaps Yehya is the most rare teacher of the living colour who is not interested directly in the art market, in the big artistic production, in the theatricality of coryphaeus, in the sublimation of himself . He introduces some work of his to the public always unwillingly, because every picture is part of himself and speaks about sorrow that strikes a large part of the world. That sorrow is his sorrow. He is a man who suffers and discorcerted by the innumerable problems that have not been solved in the world. He suffers because near the big lights of the worldliness, there are the powerless, usual problems: the distress, the sorrow, the hunger. Yehya lives in seclusion with his personages and his world painting and reproducing all those situations that make him unhappy and sad. We could say that, in his painting, he is worried only to represent his hard interior worldwithout making it heavy, without distorting his personages. In his world the word charity doesn’t exist because every man, woman or child follow an intense creative activity. He permits some rest to his personages after an active day: a suffered and contemplative rest after the sunset; but in it whenever see the tragedy. The personages represented by Yehya are all deeply human and are able to communicate in the same way both with the intellectual and the illiterate . His pictures are able to transmit a message of love and so spontaneously are able to remind us what must be still realized in this world. Yehya is good at holding and moving a distressing and marvellous, humanist and humanitarian pathos both in his seascapes and in the washerwomen, in the fruit sellers and flowers sellers. Perhaps Yehya takes a new lesson in a world that protests without having clear ideas. His painting is a continuous story; on every picture we could write torrents of words. His technique shows the strong and great personality of a teacher. And what can we say about his colours, his “ impasto”, the lights always all in tune with a speech that also we when becomes stonger is never inopportune? Red, yellow, blue, green are never pure colour, but the derivation of “ impastos” that only a teacher of evident ability and experience is able to represent.