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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Homs hosts paintings of 19 artists

 HOMS, (ST)- A group of plastic artists in Homs chose the archaeological hall in the Greek Orthodox Diocese in the center of ancient  Homs to hold their exhibition, in which, they blended historical originality  with reality and future.

The paintings of the 30th exhibition, which were concluded yesterday, have been identified with the ancient black stones of the place, to show the march of a renewed civilization.

 The nineteen participating artists are veterans of plastic arts who have presented works that are distinguished by humanistic themes and colors in harmony with the beauty of the place as well as its diversity in terms of plastic schools and methods.

Head of the Plastic Artists Union in Homs, Emile Farha, participated in the exhibition by two expressive portraits of women that are distinguished by passion and the warmth of colors.

Faraha described the exhibition as a distinctive artistic demonstration, as it gathered an elite of artists in a historical place, which is considered one of the oldest archaeological places of Homs.

For his part, Murhaf Shahla, who is in charge of the Ghassania schools, organizer of the exhibition, explained that the aim of the exhibition is to focus on and  to revive the cultural life in the ancient city of Homs through  plastic art, and to introduce the young generation to the pioneers of this art in Homs.

Artist Aoun Al-Droubi, who participated in the exhibition by two paintings, using expressions and abstractions, saw that the exhibition has a distinctive nature for embracing plastic artists in a stunning place of charm and historical splendor that has made art more beautiful.

The artist, Carmen Shuqira, explained that the location of the exhibition has prompted her to participate in two expressive paintings entitled “Waiting” and “Hope”, which embodied in windows and raindrops falling on these windows and a girl  looking at them waiting for the coming hope.

Artist, Ismail El Helou, participated in two oil paintings on the canvas, which embodied the city's connection with women and how it enhances the bonds of love as she is the mother and wife since both of them constitute peace. While the paintings of artist, Adnan Al-Muhammad, were characterized by the deep details he has adopted in his depiction of the old Homs lanes, which gave them a distinct beauty.

The exhibition included a lecture by the plastic critic, Aksam Talaa, in which he talked about the reality of plastic art in Homs, the most important pioneering artists, as well as the various experiences of the old artists.


Amal Farhat