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‘Mosaic of Coexistence’ in Turkey Earns a Spot in Guinness World Records

The largest floor mosaic in the world, known as ‘Mosaic of Existence’ has made it to the Guinness Book of Records. Located in Hatay, Turkey, the floor mosaic is made of nothing but natural marble. To earn a spot as a world record, it was a requirement that the floor mosaic had to be 500 […]

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Bridging the past with the present through inspirational art

“At first sight you would find a concoction of Omani heritage beautifully sketched in a mystifying manner, which is thought provoking as there are multiple layers of stories in a single piece. In her solo art exhibition “The Ancestors Waited and Watched” British-Omani artist Latifah Al Said talks about her inspiration, connections and relevance.” Words: […]

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Watts Gallery – John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame

9 July – 3 November 2019 Friends free This monographic exhibition on the nineteenth-century artist, John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), will feature a wide variety of vivid and detailed paintings created by the artist during his travels in Europe and the Middle East. Throughout his career, Lewis travelled extensively. Early visits to Scotland were followed by […]

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Welcome to Alhamdulillah Arts

Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic Calligraphy, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy. It is known in Arabic as khatt Islami (خط اسلامي), meaning Islamic line, design, or construction. Follow these four videos to get you started….

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A Pre-Raphaelite Collection Unveiled: The Cecil French Beques

Watts Gallery 6th March – 3rd June 2018 In March 2018, Watts Gallery, in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, will present a landmark exhibition of newly conserved masterpieces from the Cecil French Bequest, a rarely seen collection of later Pre-Raphaelite paintings and drawings left to the Council in 1953 by the collector Cecil French […]

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Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

20 Oct 2016 to 15 Jan 2017 Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world. Within Islamic societies, people of all backgrounds have engaged in fascinating yet controversial practices such as the casting of […]

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