Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Madinah?s history showcased in ?Letters and Illumination? expo  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 21/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) The history of Madinah has been illuminated in words and images at a major art exhibition that opened on Tuesday in the city


Entitled “Letters and Illumination,” the exhibition includes displays of calligraphy and photographs dating back to the 19th century


It is being held in Al-Aqeeq District, about 7 km from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. It falls outside the haram zone, which allows non-Muslims to visit


Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman opened the event and toured the various sections on Tuesday


Ayman Hafez, director of the exhibition, told Arab News the exhibition is being held to celebrate Madinah’s selection as the capital city of Islamic Culture for 2013


The art includes the first photographs taken in Madinah by Egyptian Sadeq Bey from 1880 and Indian photographer Mirza from 1881 as part of a chronological photographic essay up to 1920


These photographs are from the King Abdul Aziz Foundation, the King Fahd Public Library and the archives of noted international bodies including the Royal Geographic Society and the Barakat Trust


There are also pictures of some Western Orientalists and famous Saudi photographers and young artists


The exhibition includes the work of various Saudi artists, including Ahmed Mater, Abdel Nasser Algarm, Arwi Naimi, Adel Qureshi, and Faisal Al-Maliki, focusing on the Prophet’s Mosque, pilgrims, antiques of the region, natural scenery, and aerial photographs of the city


Hafez said there has been a significant number of visitors including students, artists and scientists. Prominent visitors included Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Princess Fahda bint Saud, and Princess Haifa bint Faisal


Several participants in the exhibition are from Jordan, Egypt, Japan, China, Syria, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kuwait


All the paintings are original, said Hafez, including a painting from 1825, which includes the names of 18 sites in the Turkish language, and depicts Madinah and the surrounding areas, such as the dome, the five minarets, the surrounding mountains, the agricultural fields and key buildings


Some of the pictures, shown in a three-dimensional display, portray the history of the area. A statement outlining its meaning accompanies each picture


The exhibition also pays homage to leading Arab and Saudi calligraphers including Shakir Hassan Al-Said, Ahmad Mustafa, Nassir Al-Salim and the Kuwaiti Farah Bahbahai


The exhibition showcases a special collection of calligraphers obtained from the British museum including Farhad Mushiri from Iran, Abd Al-Qadir Rayyis from Dubai, Hassan Masoudi from Iraq, and Fuad Kouichi Honda from Japan. This effort was organized in cooperation with two leading galleries, Athr Gallery in Jeddah and Agial in Beirut


Pictures taken by the Lebanese photographer Carla Salem stand out because she displays a mixture of Japanese and Arabic calligraphy. She produced a picture of the words qamar and shams, Arabic for moon and sun, on the trunk of a tree


The event will include the publication of “Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah,” a book that presents images from well-known world photographers and edited by the photographer Humberto da Silveira


The Islamic Education Science and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) selected Madinah as the Capital of Islamic Culture.


— The exhibition is open to the public until March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 1 2015 - Iraq predicts oil will rise to $64-65 per barrelAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said Sunday he expects the price of crude oil, which dropped to a six-year low in January, to continue recovering to reach $64 or $65 per barrel. ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Nbad- USD48t needed to meet global power demandMENAFN
(MENAFN) Energy demand in the Gulf to triple in the next fifteen years far outstripping today's supply, a report released by National Bank of Abu Dhabi (Nbad), Gulf News reported.It figures out that ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Bahrain, Russia to boost trade tiesMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Bahrain side of the Bahraini-Russian Joint Business Council held its first meeting, under the chairmanship of BCCI Chairman, Saudi Gazette reported.However, hailing the relations between ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Abu Dhabi's Eagle Hills plans new USD80b Egyptian cityMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi-based developer Eagle Hills is set to build a new city worth USD80 billion near Cairo, Arabian Business reported.The new city is set to include an airport, hotels, and a mall as ...

 Mar 1 2015 - S. Korean President Starts Mideast TourQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) South Korean President Park Geun-hye left for Kuwait on Sunday on a nine-day, four-nation trip to the Middle East expected to focus on wide-ranging economic cooperation beyond energy ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Car bombs kill27 in BaghdadArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BAGHDAD: Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday authorities said as the country's prime minister ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Kuwait reopens Yemen embassy in AdenArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden instead of the militia-controlled capital Sanaa.'In the framework of supporting constitutional legitimacy in ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Saudi- 3000 vacanciesto be availablein next episodeof 'Jobs on Air'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) There will be 3000 job opportunities for unemployed young male and female Saudis as well as for foreigners during the tenth session of 'Jobs on Air' on Al Danah television ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Saudi- Al-Samaani: Judicial system impartialArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi Arabia's justice system is based on the provisions of Islamic law derived from the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet (peace be upon him). This ensures ...

 Mar 1 2015 - Saudi- Many Madinah sites need better careArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Several residents in the city of Madinah have drawn attention of the competent authorities toward multiple Prophet's heritage sites and relics in the area including wells ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help