Cultural Activities

Aleppo Theatrical Days will be held on December 9th by the directorate of music and theatres in Aleppo. The event which will be held on the stage of the Artist Union in the city, includes various performances by Aleppo troupes and other activities including symposiums and lectures.

Syrian artist Ayham Kheir Bek recently displayed a number of his works within the framework of the exhibition of Artistic Experiences recently hosted by the Arab Cultural Centre in Abu Romaneh. Ayham's paintings include Palmyra and Damascene Sword.

In the same exhibition, artist Sabriya Fattoum displayed five paintings, the most prominent is the one depicting the bravery of the Syrian Arab soldier and another highlighting the steadfastness of the Syrian people in confrontation of the devastating terrorist war launched against their country.  The spikes of wheat painting represents hope of rebuilding the country and restoring normal life after the defeat of terrorists.

Bitar transfers wood into artworks that tell the Syrian civilization

The Damascene wooden mosaic is one of the oldest and most distinguished traditional handicrafts in Syria. The roots of this handicraft extend back to the sixteen century and it has passed down through generations.

With a charming artistic touch, Raouf Hanna Bitar from Lattakia province has spent 15 years among the woods which he gets  from different types of trees to make mosaic distinguished paintings that tell the story of the Syrian heritage  as well as the  deep-rooted civilization in its different shapes.

Ayman Bitar, artist who excelled in drawing icons locally and internationally

Homs, ST- The Syrian artist Ayman Bitar is considered a creative artist in drawing icons for he has been drawing for about forty years in most churches in the world. He has a collection of wooden icons and murals for Syrian and international churches that reflect the spiritual state of these works.

Bitar is the son of the Syrian school specialized in iconography. The creativity of this school appeared before the seventh century AD . It was the most important of its kind and it presented to the world the most beautiful icons in form, content and artistic value.

Exhibitions, art shows and seminars at "Ugarit Motherland" Festival

Lattakia, (IST) - Inspired by its civilization, the festival “Ugarit Motherland”, organized by the Friends of Ugarit Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture at the National Museum, is rich in cultural events such as art exhibitions, theatrical, cinema and musical performances in addition to intellectual seminars.

The festival's supervisor, Saja Korkmaz, explained to SANA that the festival presents Ugarit “as a theatrical, artistic, diverse, mythological and economical situation through which we try to acquire general features of this civilization including culture, art, features and legends to provide good cultural material to our audience.

OLD PORTS OF THE SYRIAN COAST

Ugarit literature depicted the struggle between Ba’al and Yam.

The Canaanites made the Mediterranean an internal lake for their Trade.

Arwad, an artificial island built to increase the area of land.

The Mediterranean played an important role in the life of the peoples that settled on the Syrian coast. It was mentioned in the literature and legends of people as an element of awe, fear, challenge, and generosity .Along its coasts many civilizations prospered. Knowledge, sciences, creative talents, elegant arts and diverse cultures always urged us to discover the relation between man and the sea, and to look for legends and mythologies. In the mythological thought of the old Arab Orient, water was the primary surrounding, that is the main element of creation linked strongly with the underworld. Water, gave life to everything, and the sea was one of its aspects. It was always considered the major threat to “Earth˜and its population.