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The Colours of the Mind

The Colours of the Mind Anas Albraehe Multidisciplinary Syrian artist Anas Albraehe studied painting and drawing at the Fine Arts University of Damascus, graduating in 2014, before relocating to Lebanon. Here, the following year he completed an MA in psychology and art therapy at the Lebanese University. This interest in the mind is evident in an oeuvre comprising painting and …

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TA’AROF 2017 – SAFIR’s First Young Artist Workshop Launches as part of SB13

SAFIR welcomed six young artists from Syria this last March for an intensive ten day workshop TA’AROF 2017 that took place as part of the Sharjah Art Biennial 13 Tamawuj. Sponsored by the Sharjah Art Foundation, the young artists had the unique opportunity of attending SAFIR Workshop lectures given by key curators and artists from the MENA region, in addition to being led on …

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The many mutable faces of Manal

BEIRUT: We’re all children at heart, they say. If we could channel that innocence and generosity, perhaps the world would be a less jaundiced place. With his exhibition “Manal,” now on show at Artspace Hamra, multidisciplinary artist Anas Albraehe expresses this sentiment with great soulfulness. Rather than rendering the conflict raging in his country, the Syrian artist has chosen to …

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Anas Al Braehe and His Ultimate Muse

(Beirut, Lebanon) Busy painting the landscape outside his studio, on a spring day in 2014, Anas Al Braehe noticed a figure jumping out of a white blossoming, knee-high bean field. “She was wearing a yellow dress and holding a doll,” Braehe said. “I recognized my neighbor Manal. She played hide and seek with me, while I quickly tried to sketch her.” “Manal, is …

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ANAS ALBRAEHE, THE ARTIST WHO TRANSCENDS THE IMAGE. BY CHRISTIANE WAKED, EDITOR: MAYA KHALIFÉ

03 MAR ANAS ALBRAEHE, THE ARTIST WHO TRANSCENDS THE IMAGE. BY CHRISTIANE WAKED, EDITOR: MAYA KHALIFÉ Posted at 13:10h in Diapo Home, English readers, PolyArtby Admin  0Likes Share Picture this: while other kids were playing ball outside, a little boy was way happier scribbling with his pencils and choosing the right colours from his crayons, to match the flowers and the mountains of Suweida, a small …

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Braehe & Schiele: Bridging the East With the West

AMMAN –When it comes to understanding the most complex part of the human experience , mediums such as painting simplify the challenge. When words fail to express the psyche, expressionism is our answer. In this article, I will explore the outcomes of looking at one’s self  in the eyes of a muse through the brushes of two artists Egon Schiele …

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