“ Dual Dream “is a joint exhibition from our daily life

The Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummana is currently hosting a Joint plastic exhibition entitled “ Dual Dream” for the artists Fatima Al-Soudi and Sawsan Al-Mustafa.

The exhibition displays19 oil paintings in different sizes by the artist Fatima, through which she embodies feminine faces using shining colors ,Sawsan exhibits 21 paintings using paper techniques depicting nature, roses, portraits and animals using strong colors.

About the exhibition, artist Fatima said to Syria Times(e-news paper) “I participated in the exhibition with oil paintings that represented symbols of expressionist art”.

“Sawsan I and have trained at the Arts Center in the Wafdeen Camp area near Damascus, under the supervision of artist Professor Hassan Khalil” she added.

Fatima goes on to say “my ideas are inspired from daily life in our society. The exhibition shows many themes but my focus was mainly on the vital role of women. Women who in our society have endured a lot misery during the crisis in Syria. That is why her role has become very important in her family and society” .

“ I participated in several exhibitions in 2019 and 2018 inside and outside Syria. Art for me is a beautiful hobby that can develop our minds and thoughts, especially when using colors. I hope that art will flourish widely in our beloved country”.

Spur of the moment paintings in the exhibition of Dana Al-Nafouri


The National Center for Visual Arts in Damascus is currently hosting the  solo exhibition for the young artist,  Dana Al-Nafouri.

Dana Al-Nafouri, transferred the Qalamoun environment with its simplicity and originality to paper, embodying its mountains, plains and plateaus. She mixed different techniques in painting to present this beautiful environment to the visitors of her first solo exhibition.

In  her solo exhibition there are more than 30 diverse  color paintings in various sizes depicting randomness and scattered lines that reflected the youth talents and the life.

New Arabian horse sculpture overlooks Damascus neighborhoods

Damascus (ST): From a Damascene square, a sculpture for an Arabian horse, (known for as always carrying knights in defence of Damascus) quenching his thirst from Faijah water, overlooks the quarters of the oldest inhabited capital in the world.

The 4 meters high sculpture, which was amalgamated with the spirit of the Orient, was created by the Syrian sculptor Hussam Janood in his simple studio.

With his simple tools, Janood managed to achieve a great sculptural work in a clever way that left an attractive impression to the spectators.

The sculptor said that he took the Arabian horse to be the theme of his sculpture because it symbolizes for our great history, genuine Arab identity, our steadfastness and pride.

He also talked about the difficulties which he faced in making this work. For this reason, he divided the work into several stages because his small studio wasn’t qualified to implement such a sculpture at this value.

The famous artist Sohail Baddour described Jannood's sculpture as a great work that was carefully done.

Janood is currently working on a sculpture that deals with the war on Syria and the steadfastness of Syrian women and their crucial role in bringing up a generation adhering to resistance and steadfastness.

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Syria participates in the 16th session of the International Resistance Film Festival with the film “The Blood of Palms"by Najdat Anzour

Tehran, (ST)- Syria is participating in the International Resistance Film Festival, in its 16th edition, with the feature film “The Blood of Palms" directed by Najdat Ismail Anzour.

The festival, which is held online due to the current conditions in the countries of the world because of the Coronavirus pandemic, aims to highlight the spirit of the Cinema of Resistance and its role in building a cinematic approach. It also aims to glorify the sacrifices of resistance heroes working in various military, health, intellectual, cultural and political fields.

"Blood of Palm"  film, produced by the National Film Organization, narrates the last days of the life of the archaeologist Khaled Al-Asaad , the director of Palmyra's antiquities, who confronted "ISIS" terrorists and refused to hand them over the maps of the archaeological sites in the city. The spirit of Queen Zenobia kept accompanying him throughout the film period, which gave it a special aesthetic quality .

The film also talks about the ancient life of Palmyra, which suffered from the ravages and woes of war and destruction at the hands of "ISIS" terrorists and their attempt to steal its antiquities and destroy what they were unable to steal, highlighting the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army to cleanse the city of terrorism and its supporters.

Historical Inscriptions Emerge in the Work of Plastic Artist Nagham Mansour

The young plastic artist Nagham Mansour tended to carve model sculptures and antique inscriptions that were inspired by the civilizations of our ancestors reflecting in a contemporary way the exquisite and accurate drawings they left, which allowed her to achieve a distinguished place in the world of the plastic art within a short period.

Regarding her experience in the field of sculpture, Mansour explained in an interview with SANA that she chose this art because it simulates and embodies reality .The support and encouragement of her family and friends after the two exhibitions that she held in Homs, had the most important role in her artistic career she adds.

Mansour participated in an exhibition at the “Masar Festival” with more than 500 artworks for her and her students, including various handicrafts, paintings in charcoal, ceramics, flower making, drawing on glass and engraving on wood.

She continued her studies at the Fine Arts Center at the Ministry of Culture, specializing in sculpture and graphics, as she held her first solo exhibition displaying sculptures on the antiquities of the ancient Kingdom of Qatana in her village Al-Meshrfeh.

Mansour, who is keen on experiment and constant research, adopts clay for her artistic works. “I like to use this material a lot, since it is from nature and connects us to the soil of the homeland, which is our most valuable possession.  However, I also used gypsum, polyester, fiber, silicon, glass, wood, collages, environmentally damaged materials, cloth, velvet, beads, ceramics and wool. As for the work of drawing, I use all the watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, charcoal pens, pencils, and walnut ink on canvas and Canson papers in different sizes,” She clarified.

“My passion for engraving archaeological sculptures and wall drawings stemmed from my love for the soil of the homeland, which was watered with the blood of our martyrs. The clay was my first inspiration for carving antiquities and ancient wall drawings, as well as the encouragement and support that I got from different sides in Homs helped me to continue,” she added.