Category: Painting

Coronavirus in the Middle East: Creativity to help knows no bounds

From mounting death tolls in Italy and the US to fractured responses to the global crisis, there is no shortage of tragedy across the globe. But even in such darkness, people have a way of bringing out the best of humanity. In the Middle East, people across the region have launched personal initiatives to help their communities deal with the...

How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’By Jared Bowen, WGBH

Sources: PBS Amid the McCarthy hearings and the launch of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, painter Jacob Lawrence, the most famous black artist of his era, sought to reframe early American history the way he saw it. His ensuing work, the sprawling series “Struggle,” has been reassembled for a national tour, stopping first at Massachusetts’ Peabody Essex Museum....

Algeria’s dying art: Berber women with facial tattoos tell their stories

By David Sim First appeared on the net December 30, 2015 A facial tattoo was once considered a sign of beauty among Berber women of the Chaouia (or Shawia) region in eastern Algeria’s Aures mountains. The practice is frowned on today by the country’s majority Sunni Muslim population, as it is Haram (forbidden) to alter one of Allah’s creations. Reuters...

‘‘Women of Allah’ versus Women of Heart – Iran versus USA reality

If Georgia O’Keeffe the American female painter represented a heart of the USA, I am an Iranian female painter representing a heart of Iran. Georgia O’Keeffe carries the soul of a nation while bringing attention to the beauty and sensuality of flowers with her art. I carry the soul of Iran while bringing those beautiful flowers to the heart of...

Heart of Serenity

Lida’s new painting “Heart of Serenity” (oil on canvas, 90 x 70cm) is dedicated to the damaged relations between Iran and USA. She says: “If Georgia O’Keeffe the female painter was a heart of the USA, then I am a female painter heart of Iran. She brought attention to the beauty of flowers with her art, I bring those flowers...

A Guantánamo Bay detainee’s drawings show the brutal CIA torture he endured at a secret US-run prison in Thailand By Eliza Relman

A drawing by the Guantánamo Bay prisoner Abu Zubaydah of his torture at a secret CIA prison. Abu Zubaydah, Courtesy Professor Mark P. Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of Law. Abu Zubaydah was captured by US forces after a gun fight in Faisalabad, Pakistan, in March 2002. US officials incorrectly believed the Saudi Arabian citizen was a member of al-Qaida...

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