HONOURING THE MASTERS
A new exhibition from Iraqi artist Ismail Azzam, celebrating the memory of 15 late Arab artists, was inaugurated at the Qatar Museums Gallery in Katara. The exhibition, entitled For Them, showcases Ismail Azzam's distinctive "reverse charcoal" portraits of painters and sculptors who have made a significant contribution to the Arab Art world, with the entire body of work created exclusively for this show. The exhibition features portraits of artists drawn from across the entire Middle East including Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Kuwait and Iraq, including one of late Qatari artist Jassim Zaini. “With this exhibition, I hope both to raise awareness of these great Arab artists and their stories, and to continue to educate Qatar's growing artistic community to understand the meaning behind the art,” Azzam says. The exhibition is on till August 31.