Eleven Male and Female Artists & Sculptors- Pulse of Art 2020 at Julia Dumna Hotel, Damascus

With the participation of eleven artists and sculptors from different ages, an art forum entitled “Pulse of Art 2020” was recently organized by the Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Julia Dumna group.

The three-day gathering at the Julia Dumna Hotel aims to shed light on cultural activities, contemporary Syrian plastic art and the distinguished works of artists, especially following the terrorist war on Syria and the Corona pandemic, as evidence of the return of life to the Syrian street, according to the exhibition official Renan Sha’ban. She indicated that since 1999, the Julia Dumna group has offered to host exhibitions and cultural and artistic gatherings, to introduce Syrian artists and their creativity, explaining that the chosen place of the exhibit was  in front of the hotel to allow all passers-by and those interested in  artwork to view the exhibit.

   

Portrait painter, Noha Jabara, said that her participation in the forum helps her to get to know the artists closely, and to gain new experiences and skills in the way of working and understanding paintings. Sculptor, Nour al-Zayla'a, said that she presented a metal work depicting a person sitting alone in a garden, meditating and thinking about the conditions that made him reach where he is now, with a branchless tree, except for one single branch, beside him, in a sign of hope and optimism in life.

In turn, painter, Jum’a Niz-han, indicated that the forum is an opportunity to see the experience and style of each artist and the stages a work of painting takes, especially that we have known that painters do their work inside a studio, so we don’t have the opportunity to know the details and stages of paining.

Niz-han pointed out that his painting is inspired by the poem of Mahmoud Darwish, “Pigeons Fly-Pigeons Land" which is a symbolic image of the world where peace and love prevail.

It is worth mentioning that a number of students from the Faculty of Fine Arts came to the forum. Student Dima said she came to see the works of artists to benefit from their experiences,  their ideas and thoughts and their way of thinking, and how they choose their themes and colors to relate to their internal and external condition, along with their ability to overcome difficulties and express their talent.

 

Rayan Faouri

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