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Shahba Museum Embraces Masterpieces Belonging to Roman Era

The Archaeological Museum of Shahba in Sweida  province , which is  located about 90 kilometers south of Damascus, contains mosaic paintings of great beauty and accuracy that tell the ancient Greek myths presented by the Romans in the middle of the third century AD.

Shahba Museum showcases a lot of archeological antiquities that date back to different historical eras , the most prominent of which is one that depicts the time of  the reign of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab , who wanted to make Shahba a city competing with the greatest Roman cities , especially Rome.

Syria Witnessed Remarkable Cultural Momentum in 2019

The cultural momentum, which Damascus city  has  witnessed during the recent years, was also significantly  noticable in a number of  Syrian governorates which  were the artistic platform for holding    in 2019 remarkable  cultural activities   in various  artistic domains including  theater, music, fine art, literary and art festivals.

 In 2019, the cultural movement devoted itself to the present public life of Syrians and played a vital role in combatting  extremism and terrorism. At the same time   the cultural movement  lost a number of thinkers, writers and artists  last year.

The following are the most prominent stations of Syrian culture in 2019 :

A joint exhibition for the artists of Jableh

On the occasion of the Syrian Plastic Art Days, Amer Gallery for Fine Arts held an exhibition that included twenty-four artists who presented various works of paintings and colors alongside a group of wood carving works.

The artist Amer Ali, the founder of "Amer Gallery" mentioned that,

" Many of Jableh's artists participated in this ceremonial exhibition with the aim of introducing artists to each other, learning about their experiences and creating a state  familiarity. Through this exhibition, they emphasized the presence of creativity as a major actor in shaping Syria's creative memory".

The artist Ghazi Kassouh, member of the Executive office of the Fine Artists Union, said:

The artists participating in the Jableh exhibition presented beautiful and expressive artistic paintings, which have a beautiful peculiarity.

As for the sculptures, most of them are beautiful expressing the state of birth.. love.. giving.. flying and joy.

The sculptor Zuhair Khalifa said: The Syrian Memory of Creativity is a beautiful title for a movement whose importance lies in strengthening and cultivating a modest plastic culture, and strengthening this taste in plastic culture stems from the substitution of beauty and drawing attention to the habitat of beauty in the human soul.

Art is an elegant state that represents the memory of peoples, and today we are witnessing a wonderful cultural artistic case, and this artistic demonstration expresses a fine art culture and a distinguished case of the Syrian artist who has proven his presence on the artistic scene.

HE Dream".... a final Dream show on Opera House stage... A farewell 2019

Damascus Opera House hosted a Musical under the title “The Dream”, the theatrical show was inspired by Christmas and New Year's seasons and the connection of these two occasions among children with toys, gifts and fun.

The show was presented by a group of talented children from the Suriana Al Salam Academy designed by Diana Darwish, and directed by Weam El Khoss.

The show deals with the idea of celebrating festivities based on cartoon characters present in the collectivre memory of Syrian children. The show in its entirety relies on movement, music, acrobatics and dance.

Memory of Syrian Creativity, plastic exhibition with various subjects and different schools

Lattakia,(ST)  - The group exhibition named “Syrian Memory of Creativity” included paintings and sculptures embodying various subjects, with the participation of 24 artists and sculptors, hosted by Amer Gallery of Fine Arts in Jableh. 

 The director of the hall, Amer Ali explained in a statement to SANA that the exhibition's topics were numerous and varied, indicating that he participated in a realistic expressive painting in acrylic colors entitled "Horse and Female" to emphasize femininity as a value and to rid the world of its brutality and restore its originality and humanity.

The plastic artist Yasser Skif, who participated in a painting representing the autumn season in the coast, said that this exhibition provides an opportunity to revitalize the atmosphere of culture in Jableh and become aware of the experiences of others.

While the artist, Njoud Asaeed, through her portrait, compared the martyr to the strength of the Syrian mother, her adherence to her country, and her ability to give and continue despite the father’s martyrdom.

The sculptor, Hassan Suleiman, participated in one realistic stone work entitled “The Dreamer", in which the female addressed, is a symbol of beauty and dreams. The sculptor Nizar Saud participated in a sculpted olive tree symbolizing mother Syria and reconstruction.

Raghda Sawas