Aug 10, 2010

Majestic Lebanese art

In the Middle East, Lebanon has always been the center of attraction when it comes to art.

I pass by my favorite exhibition every day and thought I’d share pictures of some of the fine art the country has to offer.

The below collection is currently on permanent display in Beirut and other areas. It has been there since May 2010. Unfortunately, the new collection is expected to arrive only when the next circus is in town. The clowns artists are already hard at work retouching their wrinkles with Photoshop.

If you are in Lebanon and want to visit the gallery, no need to take a cab. Just look to your right and to your left. For your convenience, the gallery is sometimes hanging above you on what seems to be, a laundry rope. Entrance is free.  

Kudos to the exhibition organizers for setting up the gallery in record time. I went to bed one night and the next morning, the  exquisite paintings were vomited all over Lebanon.  Sadly, the artists are always short of cash. They could only afford to pay the thugs organizers to set up the exhibition but not to take the glorious canvas down, lucky for you. 

This post is sponsored by Lebanon Tourism. 

P.S. At the risk of sounding negative, Lebanon is indeed the place to visit if you are an art lover.


KJ said...

Wow, and I thought Syria was bad :) yet again there's no point of elections there so the posters are usually of George Wassouf, Najwa Karam and whoever is new on the meat market.

Arabianism said...

@KJ LOL. I am sure it's worse here. Those pics are in my neighborhood. It's a disaster.

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