ALIA: What story or art piece sparked your passion for Arab art? ٍSULTAN: So, I divide my interest in art since childhood into three phases: in high school, I learned about World War II and the Guernica taught how art could capture a historic, political moment in history. The second phase, is my time in Paris as a student where I used […]
There was a time in the 19th and 20th centuries when stories of family relations, birth, death and marriage were woven into traditional costumes – each with a different style, color and pattern. Widad Kawar was key in keeping those stories alive as she has become a patron of the preservation of Arabic dresses in […]
Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Halaby spent most of her childhood in Palestine before being forced to move to Beirut in 1948 and settle in the United States in 1951. Eight years later, Halaby received a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati. In 1963, she earned a Master of Fine Arts. […]
est. 2017 I started this blog with the realization that countless powerful and meaningful art and creative projects were being produced by talented, yet sometimes overlooked, artists from the Arab world and Middle East. Arabworldart and its community has fostered a place of positive dialogue and continuous inspiration, thanks to all of you! Stay tuned.