Iranians residing in Syria vote in the Iranian presidential elections

Iranians residing in Syria vote in the Iranian presidential elections

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   Khamenei: Election day is the day of the Iranian people

Khamenei: Election day is the day of the Iranian people

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Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

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Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

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Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts on investment opportunities in Syria

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RIYADH,(ST)_  Minister of Tourism Mohammad Rami Martini discussed on Thursday with his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts ways of enhancing cooperation to revive the tourist sector and exchange delegations, experiences and training.   The Minister’s meetings with his counterparts came on the sidelines of the 47th  meeting of the World Tourism Organization Committee for the Middle East and the inauguration of th...

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Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds musical evening at the Opera House with the participation of international Syrian musicians

Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds…

The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Misak Bagbodrian, held a musical evening on Tuesday at the Opera House in Damascus with the participation of outstanding international Syrian musicians living abroad. The operatic musical evening witnessed the participation of Baritone singer Nabil Suliman, who is a Syrian expatriate in Belgium and solo violinist Bassam Nashawati, a Syrian expatriate in the United States, besides Syrian Oud ...

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 Minister of Information: The dramatic epic (Because It Is My Country) documents the heroism of the army and the steadfastness of the Syrian people

Minister of Information: The dramatic e…

Damascus (ST): The Minister of Information Imad Sara described the drama series “Because It is My Country,” which was produced by the Ministry of Information through the General Organization for Radio and Television Production, as a dramatic epic documenting the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army and the steadfastness of the people in the face of terrorism and exposing the terrorism that the country has been exposed to for ten years.

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People in the occupied Syrian Golan congratulate President Al-Assad on winning presidential elections

People in the occupied Syrian Golan cong…

The landslide victory of President Bashar Al-Assad in the recently held presidential elections in Syria is the result of years of legendary steadfastness and heroism by the Syrian Arab Army and people against a foreign-backed terrorist war,  the people in the occupied Syrian Golan said on Saturday in a congratulatory cable to President Al-Assad.  " We, in the occupied Syrian Golan, which is an integral part of the S...

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The artist Shankan believes that all of these ancient arts that exist in Damascus, give the Damascene, the Syrian, and even the foreigner who lives in it an indescribable spiritual and mystical dimension as a treasure that fills his memory for life and gives him peace and tranquility.

Shankan, who learned Arabic calligraphy and decoration before studying it academically, finds that studying art does not make an artist, although it contributes to giving him the first lines through the advice and guidance of teachers, indicating that the student who studies plastic art must in turn complete the path himself through his long experiences and daily practice for art and the pursuit of creativity and excellence, to know his strengths and to repair his weaknesses.

Concerning the artists that Shankan influenced by, he confirms that the late great artists such as Fatih Al-Mudaris and Nazir Naba'a, as well as Afif Bahnassi and Hassan Kamal, are who introduced him to the Shami and Andalusian heritage.

The Damascene artist points out that plastic art and heritage art depend on the skill of hand and thought, but each art has its function and different effect on the soul and the eye, stressing that the difference is the creator, the talented artist, and the artist's love and passion for what he paints or creates.

Shankan explains that his long experience and passion for the art of Levantine decoration and heritage mainly contributed to the construction and formation of his painting later and  this is clearly evident in his expressive plastic works, as he benefited from the Syrian heritage, with the drawings, symbols, and colors he forms in executing the plastic work.

Shankan stresses that the plastic artist must be distinguished through his privacy and to benefit from his diverse cultural heritage,  but the visual text and the method of its composition and distribution of its components is the main creative factor, so he worked to employ the heritage of Damascus and integrate it into the features and the composition of the texture of his plastic and expressive painting, so that he is not merely an echo of other international artists, Showing his imprint that distinguishes him from others.

Artist Farid Shankhan, born in Damascus in 1963. He holds a BA in Fine Art, University of Damascus.

He graduated in 1986. He is a member of the Syrian and Arab Union of Plastic Artists and a specialist in Shami decorative restoration and Arab and Damascene oriental works.

He is an expert in the works of Arab heritage and its various arts, and in the marble mosaic works. He participated in many plastic exhibitions inside and outside Syria, and his works are acquired in many countries of the world.

 

Amal Farhat

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