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In War, Syria's Revolutionary Art Speaks for Itself

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Artist: Tammam Azzam 

 

With over 120,000 people killed in Syria in under three years, sometimes it seems like there’s no words to describe the brutality of the war — which may be why Syrians are turning to other forms of expression.

The Facebook page “Syrian Revolutionary Art” is dedicated to collecting Syrian works that engage the conflict in their homeland, which began as a peaceful uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. I touched base with the people running the page, and they let me show you some of the pieces. All of the artists are Syrian, although only two of those included below are still in the country.

"Causes may vary, but the Syrian citizen is the same."
(This is a play on words from the old Arabic saying:
"Causes may vary, but death is the same.)

Artist: Wissam Al Jazairy

 

 

"Stop Killing"
Artist: Delawer Omar

 

"The Womb of Death"
Artist: Wissam Al Jazairy

 

"Resist Rawan!"
(This image is a young girl imprisoned in Syria.)
Artist: Moustafa Jacoub

 

"A Martyr"
 Artist: Maha Daher

 

"A Peaceful Demonstrator's Bows"
Artist: Wissam Al Jazairy

 

And if you're wondering why you're seeing so much artwork from Wissam Al Jazairy, it's because Millennial Letters will be interviewing the artist in the next post.

Stay tuned!

 

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