Children rebuild Aleppo city by fine arts

Over 1200 paintings by 40 children aged 4.5-12 years have been featured in an exhibition kicked off Friday in Fine Arts Faculty in Aleppo city under the title 'By Fine Arts We Build Aleppo'.

The paintings depict Aleppo markets and its historic citadel, according to the official news agency (SANA), which quoted a lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Arts  Obaida al-Qedsi as saying that the exhibition comes after the participating children completed a one-month course in Fine arts.

"Children have drawn the beautiful image they are still keeping in their memories about their city- Aleppo- which has been hit by terrorism," al-Qedsi added, indicating that the exhibition aims to connect children with university and to reactivate symbolism and building amid current circumstances the city is going through.

A seven-meter long space has been allocated for the exhibition's visitors to make the Syrian flag by flowers and olive tree leaves which symbolize peace.

The exhibition, opened on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Correction Movement, will last till the end of this month.

The city of Aleppo has witnessed over past months the fiercest fighting between Syrian army units and its allies on the one hand and foreign-backed terrorist organizations holed up in the eastern district of the city on the other hand.


Basma Qaddour