I have decided to start a blog for my art and poetry before the Revolution. My art in particular ,which was greatly inspired by Arab Islamic art and civilization is very relevant to this blog dedicated to the Syrian Revolution. I have written several times to say that the upper layer of the civilizations of Syria, i.e. that of the Arabic Islamic art and culture is disappearing under our very eyes, due to the war in general but particularly to the massive, mindless, ruthless annihilation unleashed by the Syrian army through indiscriminate bombardment and shelling by every known weapon. In my honest opinion: this is the war of the ignorant and the imbecile against civilization and history. I am thinking that by juxtaposition: setting creativity against destruction, beauty against deformity, wholeness and perfection against nihilistic chaos and disintegration, the spirit of a mighty civilization might be resurrected in a bid against damnation and death. It inspired me, therefore let it inspire others.
I am planning to start an Art magazine and a website to promote and give a platform to art, artist’s etc. I believe all artist’s are different and have something unique to present but many are left disappointed when they have no platform to show their work.
The magazine Will be published and distributed in United kingdom to art galleries, with very limited copies, as it is a start for us but am hopeful with time we will grow.
The cover topic for magazine would “Art in Syria”, and I would be very glad, if you could write an article for my small magazine showcasing Art in Syria and how it is thriving irrespective of the war.
Thank you and wish you all peace.
Thank you Ashok. I am very pressed for time but I shall think about it. I can contribute with works of art. I wish you luck with your endeavor. It seems an exciting idea.