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Traditional beauty - Houssam Mokrane

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Traditional Beauty depicts, in Houssam Mokrane's unique and vibrant visual style, a beautiful woman, wearing traditional Algerian garb, serving tea. Inspired by the song ''يا الزينة '' by The Famous Musical Groupe Raina Rai, Mokrane tantalisingly and effectively explores the role of the woman in Algerian culture through the light-hearted reference to popular music culture. What is the role of this young and beguiling heroine in Algerian society, and is her worth indicated by her charm, delicacy and poise, or something greater? We are often faced with these questions in day-to-day life, however, when placed within the visual aesthetic of ‘pop culture’, it may be easier to reflect and ask questions on our embedded beliefs.

Houssam Mokrane is an illustrator from Algeria, currently based in Paris, France. He is dedicated to the old traditions of illustrative art, and his artworks weave motifs from his Algerian heritage through a self-described ‘PopCulture style.’

Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.


The current artworks' size is:

22x22" / 55.9x55.9cm



Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.

The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.


Substrate Weight: 400gsm

Frame Colour: Black

Paper Type: Fine Art Canvas

Glaze: Gloss Varnish

Wrap: Black

Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar

Edge: 38mm


Shipped assembled & ready to hang.


Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.

In order to understand why the shipping time may seem long, let us explain our process.

We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.

For more information on our printing process, read our Quality page.