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Art exhibition in Damascus Depicts the Palestinian Cause

Under the title “ Keys from Memory”, plastic  artist Randa Tuffaha holds  her first solo exhibition during which  several intellectual and aesthetic visions about the Palestinian cause and the right of Palestinian people  to return to their  homeland were depicted . 

The exhibition, which is currently  hosted by  the Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh,  included  more than 40 paintings of various sizes using oil technique and  color intensities on the surfaces of the paintings.

The artist  adopted  the expressive and symbolic styles in intensifying her themes related to Palestine’s  cause and its people in the past, present and future.

Artist Tuffaha said in a statement to SANA  “I seek  through my  paintings , which took more than a year and a half , to present the Palestinian cause that concerns all the Arab people” adding  “My artworks included several Palestinian symbols mainly the key, which has many  indications ,  the broken prison cells , the necessity of liberation from the Israeli  occupation as  well as  scenes of a number of Palestinian heritage  sites. 

In his turn, plastic artist Abd al-Mu'ti Abu Zaid, Head of the Palestinian Plastic Artists Union said  “This exhibition is unique for  the artist Randa, through which she  managed to promote her presence in the world of art after many experiences”.

He stressed that this exhibition is of great importance as it embodied  the Arab-Zionist conflict and  dedicated  the concept  of resistance through art and preservation of   heritage and identity.

Abu Zaid explained that the artist  Tuffaha possessed her own artistic style and  her artworks  displayed different topics which expressed  her culture and ideas in a simple attractive  way  and color harmony.

It is noteworthy to mention that the artist Randa Tuffaha  is a graduate of the French Language Department at Damascus University and a member of the Palestinian Plastic Artists Union, Syria Branch. She has participated in many collective  art  exhibitions, events and workshops in a number of Syrian  governorates in addition to   Lebanon.

 Rawaa Ghanam