Iraqi artist describes Damascus as ‘great home of Arabs’

Because he sees Syria as his second homeland and he is against the onslaught being launched on it, the Iraqi artist Tami al-Samerra’ee held an exhibition in Damascus.

The exhibition included 25 paintings depicting historic domes and minarets , according to the al-Thawra newspaper, which quoted the artist as saying that he came to Damascus because it is the ‘land of peace’ and the ‘great home of Arabs’.

“There is a historic connection between Syria and Iraq,” Mr. al-Samerra’ee added, stressing that his exhibition is retaliation for the onslaught being waged against the Arab world and the archaeological sites.

He called for artists all over the world to unify against terrorism and violence.

The artist selected a historic site from each Arab country and used the Arabic calligraphy in his works being displayed in the exhibition held in Abo Remmaneh Cultural center under the patronage of Syrian Ministry of Culture.

He repeated what the fame artist Fyodor Dostoyevsky said: “Beauty will save the world”.



Basma Qaddour