Dalloul Art Foundation

كيف تعيش في سجنٍ واسع؟
زنازينه من نار ورماد
وتقوم من تحت الأنقاض
تتشعلق ف رقاب القاتل
تجمع اشلائك وتقاتل
وتوري الدنيا الكدابة
كيف يسير قانون الغابة
من اين طريق الحرية 
ومن أين تؤتى الدبابة

مش فارقة العالم يتكلم
موت حر وما تعيشٌ مسلّم
تلهم جيل ورا جيل يتعلم
كيف يعيش ويموت لقضية

بننادي على عالم مين
علشان يستنكر ويدين
دن كما شئت فأي إدانة
لما يجري جوا السلخانة
مش هتخف بارود الدانة
ولا قادرة ترجع له صباح
تلك قضية 
وهذا كفاح

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How do you dwell in a boundless jail?
Where cells are forged of flame and dust
Rising from beneath the rubble's unbearable scale
Reaching and clutching the killer's neck 
Gather your fragments, take up the fight
Reveal to the world's deceitful guise
The law of the jungle’s might
And show the path to freedom's rise
And from where comes the tank’s smite

It matters not the world's discourse
Die free, never live in submission
Generations of courage to endorse
Living and dying for the cause 

We’re calling on the world, but who will answer?
To condemn and denounce, what will it mend? 
Amidst the slaughter, condemnations come to what end? 
Still the gunpowder's blaze does not grow cold
It will never return to them the morning light 
This is the cause, this is the fight
The true struggle 
Our true struggle 

——
Artwork courtesy of the Dalloul Art Foundation @dafbeirut
Music courtesy of Cairokee @cairokee

#DAF #dafbeirut #lebanon #beirut #modern #arab #art #arabart #organization  #artists #cairokee #music #arabmusic #international

كيف تعيش في سجنٍ واسع؟
زنازينه من نار ورماد
وتقوم من تحت الأنقاض
تتشعلق ف رقاب القاتل
تجمع اشلائك وتقاتل
وتوري الدنيا الكدابة
كيف يسير قانون الغابة
من اين طريق الحرية
ومن أين تؤتى الدبابة

مش فارقة العالم يتكلم
موت حر وما تعيشٌ مسلّم
تلهم جيل ورا جيل يتعلم
كيف يعيش ويموت لقضية

بننادي على عالم مين
علشان يستنكر ويدين
دن كما شئت فأي إدانة
لما يجري جوا السلخانة
مش هتخف بارود الدانة
ولا قادرة ترجع له صباح
تلك قضية
وهذا كفاح

—-

How do you dwell in a boundless jail?
Where cells are forged of flame and dust
Rising from beneath the rubble`s unbearable scale
Reaching and clutching the killer`s neck
Gather your fragments, take up the fight
Reveal to the world`s deceitful guise
The law of the jungle’s might
And show the path to freedom`s rise
And from where comes the tank’s smite

It matters not the world`s discourse
Die free, never live in submission
Generations of courage to endorse
Living and dying for the cause

We’re calling on the world, but who will answer?
To condemn and denounce, what will it mend?
Amidst the slaughter, condemnations come to what end?
Still the gunpowder`s blaze does not grow cold
It will never return to them the morning light
This is the cause, this is the fight
The true struggle
Our true struggle

——
Artwork courtesy of the Dalloul Art Foundation @dafbeirut
Music courtesy of Cairokee @cairokee

#DAF #dafbeirut #lebanon #beirut #modern #arab #art #arabart #organization #artists #cairokee #music #arabmusic #international
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Nowhere#1 is a 100x80 artwork by Palestinian artist Bashar al Hroub portraying five Palestinian children flashing the victory sign with smiles on their faces against a backdrop of empty gold. The piece symbolizes the reality that Palestinian children find themselves in - they lack a specific place to call home, existing in a state of being both everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.
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@bashar_alhroub
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#dafbeirut #daf #beirut #Lebanon #art #arabart #arab #palestine #children #gaza #contemporary #artist

Nowhere#1 is a 100x80 artwork by Palestinian artist Bashar al Hroub portraying five Palestinian children flashing the victory sign with smiles on their faces against a backdrop of empty gold. The piece symbolizes the reality that Palestinian children find themselves in - they lack a specific place to call home, existing in a state of being both everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.
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@bashar_alhroub
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#dafbeirut #daf #beirut #Lebanon #art #arabart #arab #palestine #children #gaza #contemporary #artist
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The Glow of Al-Intifada, 2001, by Ismail Shammout narrates the story of the Second Intifada, which began in late September 2000. Shammout employs dynamic, bold strokes that animate the Palestinians figures in the bottom right corner, while the blue figures of the Israeli forces on the left are condensed and undifferentiated as they extend into the bulldozers destroying the land. He uses a multitude of colors in marking out the Palestinians and the background trees and houses of the village. Other marks of vibrancy are both the Palestinian flag, and the burning fires, accentuating the main underlying struggle.
The painting employs visual strategies reminiscent of Mexican Muralism.

 In particular, it prioritizes dynamic composition to give a sense of urgency in its depiction of a historic event. Shammout also utilizes narrative storytelling techniques in which the painting presents a sequence of events; here, for instance, the Palestinian people are all united in their resistance of the aggressor, and are optimistically victorious in their efforts, as depicted in the left upper corner by them rising together and holding the vibrant Palestinian flag. Symbolism and allegory are a recurrent aspect of Shammout’s artistic repertoire.


In the context of the second Intifada, propaganda art, meaning art that is meant to convey a particular viewpoint or message, emerged as a tool for expressing political and nationalistic sentiments, reflecting the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, resistance against Israeli occupation, and the desire for independence. Various forms of visual media, including paintings, were used to convey messages, mobilize support, and memorialize events.

Artwork details

ISMAIL SHAMMOUT,
Palestine, (b. 1930 d. 2006)
The Glow of Al-Intifada, 2001
Oil on canvas
103.5 x 154 cm

#DAF #dafbeirut #lebanon #beirut #modern #arab #art #arabart #organization #intifada #palestine #artist

The Glow of Al-Intifada, 2001, by Ismail Shammout narrates the story of the Second Intifada, which began in late September 2000. Shammout employs dynamic, bold strokes that animate the Palestinians figures in the bottom right corner, while the blue figures of the Israeli forces on the left are condensed and undifferentiated as they extend into the bulldozers destroying the land. He uses a multitude of colors in marking out the Palestinians and the background trees and houses of the village. Other marks of vibrancy are both the Palestinian flag, and the burning fires, accentuating the main underlying struggle.
The painting employs visual strategies reminiscent of Mexican Muralism.

In particular, it prioritizes dynamic composition to give a sense of urgency in its depiction of a historic event. Shammout also utilizes narrative storytelling techniques in which the painting presents a sequence of events; here, for instance, the Palestinian people are all united in their resistance of the aggressor, and are optimistically victorious in their efforts, as depicted in the left upper corner by them rising together and holding the vibrant Palestinian flag. Symbolism and allegory are a recurrent aspect of Shammout’s artistic repertoire.


In the context of the second Intifada, propaganda art, meaning art that is meant to convey a particular viewpoint or message, emerged as a tool for expressing political and nationalistic sentiments, reflecting the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, resistance against Israeli occupation, and the desire for independence. Various forms of visual media, including paintings, were used to convey messages, mobilize support, and memorialize events.

Artwork details

ISMAIL SHAMMOUT,
Palestine, (b. 1930 d. 2006)
The Glow of Al-Intifada, 2001
Oil on canvas
103.5 x 154 cm

#DAF #dafbeirut #lebanon #beirut #modern #arab #art #arabart #organization #intifada #palestine #artist
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Dalloul Art Foundation

Modern & Contemporary Arab Art

The Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation (DAF) is a Beirut-based visual arts institution dedicated to making modern and contemporary Arab Art accessible to local and international audiences through archiving, exhibitions, education, publications, public programs, and research. Its aim is to preserve and disseminate its permanent collection which includes works in drawing, installation, mixed-media, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture.

Providing a comprehensive survey of visual arts from most of the Arab region, DAF’s extensive and massive collection reflects the diversity and boldness of Arab creativity, inspired by the complex realities of the region. 

Since late 2017, DAF has been made accessible to the public through its presence on social media where it highlights the history of Arab art weekly. Researchers and doctoral students can also gain access to the foundation’s extensive resources, collection management system, and in-house research, in order to further their studies. DAF also organizes weekly visits to its extensive storage galleries for schools, universities and other interested groups. The foundation also provides loans to local and international museums.

DAF is essentially a research institute, creating a reference for Arab art, and as such we will continue to add features, information and materials about our pioneering artists, so please come and visit us often or become a member and have this information pushed to you as it comes available. In the meantime, enjoy our site and the massive collection it now hosts.