Sunday, September 23, 2007

I slept and dreamt that life is beautiful

Adib Fattal

About the Artist

“I slept and dreamt that life is beautiful”

Syrian painter Adib Fattal is a unique kind of optimist, a dreamer who insists on guiding us back to the age of innocence. In his search for beauty, he evokes only pleasant images retained from childhood memories including scenes from Syria, Palestine and Lebanon.

His paintings are ablaze with colors: Cities and villages inhabited by happy colorful people conducting their daily life actively and with great joy. There are fishermen, farmers, people picking oranges, other planting trees and yet others praying. All these scenes and more are depicted with love and an absolute conviction that all is well under the sun.

Adib may not belong to any particular school as his style is a combination of primitive art and fantasy. Some paintings look like miniatures in Persian art, others recall Palestinian embroidery or mosaics in a Mosque or Church.


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