Saudi artist Saddiek Wassil transforms metal scraps into art

Monday, 5 March 2018

Saudi artist Saddiek Wassil chose the hammer over the paint brush and used it to shape iron into many creative forms. Wassil ’s beginning was in the city of Mecca, where his father used to take him to his mechanic shop and he developed an interest in iron as a material for his sculptures and transferring scrap metal to unique works of art. The choice of work on solid metals, especially iron, is a challenge for the Saudi artist who sought to form models that reflect the cultural features of ...

French chef crowned world champion chocolate maker

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Frenchman Vincent Vallee was crowned the world champion chocolate maker in Paris on Friday, beating top chocolatiers from around the globe in a three-day final.

Picasso painting sells for $179 mln, Giacometti sculpture for $141 mln

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The sale of Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O) and Giacometti's "Pointing Man" set records for artwork and sculptures at auction.

West Bank exhibit gives Gaza artists rare showcase

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Fifty-three paintings and two sculptures by 45 artists have gone on display in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Lebanese contemporary art on show in Beirut’s UNESCO palace

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Over 100 Lebanese artists are exhibiting their work at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, as part of the “Visual Art Forum IV: Lebanese Contemporary Art” show. The display, which will run until Oct. 23, was organized by the Beirut Municipality and the Lebanese Artists' Association. The 110 artists taking part each submitted a single piece of work for display. According to newspaper the Daily Star Lebanon, paintings dominate the works on show. However, there are some photographs, ...

Egypt holds seventh annual festival to promote traditional crafts

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The seventh annual festival of traditional and heritage crafts was inaugurated under the auspices of the Egyptian ministry of culture's sector of fine arts on. Egyptian heritage crafts were exhibited alongside demonstrations and workshops. Potter Ahmed Yassin Abdel Khalek showed visitors his skill at the potter's wheel. “All handicrafts have become scarce, so it's good to preserve these crafts by passing it on to other generations, that's a great thing,” said Adel Khalek. The ...

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