Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman- Diplomat to showcase his wood figurines at OSFA  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 11/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Omani Society for Fine Arts (OSFA) will host an exhibition of wood figurines by an Indian diplomat from May 12 to 18.

Titled 'Floral-Fauna', the exhibition will be inaugurated by Mohammed Salim Ali al Said, chief of protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Bimal Saigal, Deputy Chief of Mission, Indian Embassy said, ''Art is the power of imagination and exists everywhere. Imagination is an art as a fragment of it paints a picture.''

Saigal said that this unique form of art involves a keen eye and a vivid imagination. ''If people use dry branches for bonfire, an artist uses the same to give a form to his imagination.''

Saigal has mastered this art over the past 25 years and gets his creations lacquered to prevent decay. ''My collection consists of over 75 pieces that I have worked n for the past 25 years. I decided to showcase my work in Oman after visiting many art exhibitions here. I feel the country has many art enthusiasts.''

Saigal said he worked on most of the pieces when he was posted in Pakistan. ''I would look for hidden shapes in overgrown branches pruned by the gardener in the embassy compound. Some of the other works were done during postings in New Delhi and Toronto.

''When I look at entangled branches, I  look for an old man with a beard or a woman dancing  or even an elephant. The instinct is to identify the character and work on it.''

His personal favourite is The Race'. ''It is a piece that shows two humans competing with each other; it's an illustration of the human race. I want young artists in Oman to take a look at my works and draw inspiration.''

The exhibits will be not on sal


 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 13 2016 - Saudi Arabia to work on reducing emissionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia realizes the importance of renewable energy in the economic and social growth, and all people have the right to have reliable energy sources.Additionally, the fossil fuel will ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Germany to offer USD 566mn in credits to IraqMENAFN
(MENAFN) Germany will offer USD 566mn worth of credit to Iraq in order to help it with the sharp downturn in global oil prices and its will do it best.Furthermore, Germany will stabilize Iraq with ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Qatar's consumption will grow to 39.6 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's investments of its GDP increased to 39.6 percent in Q2 last year from 32.4 percent in 2014 on stable government capital spending.Moreover, the nation's consumption grew to 20.8 ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Suspected jihadist will not recover Swiss passportThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has upheld the decision of the Swiss Attorney General’s Office to confiscate the Swiss passport and identifying ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Turkey praises planned Syria cessation of hostilitiesThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey has praised an agreement between major powers to cease hostilities in Syria to provide humanitarian aid as “an important step” toward ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Split over PYD continues between US TurkeyThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The split betweenAnkaraand Washington over the designation of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) continues to rumble on though U.S. Secretary of ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Turkey to provide 1.5 million in health aid to GazaThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey has said it has transferred $1.5 million to the WHO’s Palestine Representation in order to assist health institutions in Gaza. The announcement ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Turkey Iran to boost dialogue says diplomatThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue “enhancing dialogue” a Foreign Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on Friday. Umit Yalcin's remarks ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Turkish FM: Russian airstrikes rule out Syria cease fireThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said peace could not be maintained in Syria unless Russia halts its airstrikes. Speaking to the media ahead of ...

 Feb 12 2016 - CIA: Islamic State has chemical weaponsThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Islamic State fighters in Syria have used chemical weapons. John Brennan said there are a number of ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

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