Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jeddah Sculpture: Abstract II

Featured in this post are two photos taken of the same sculpture from different angles.  It is called "Abstract II" and is the work of a group of unknown Belgian artists who were commissioned to do several works for the city of Jeddah.  All of the pieces done by these artists were done in marble and all are in modern abstract.  

In 1984 an exhibition took place in Brussels called "Jeddah, Yesterday and Today," featuring Islamic art, handicrafts, textiles, traditional dress, jewelry and other metal works, as well as photos and even an example of the traditional Jeddah window covering called Roshan.  This successful exhibition was a direct result of cooperation between Belgian and Saudi officials emphasizing the arts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful. The photography is great, too.