Meet Charbel Bassil: A Talented Iconographer & Painter from Zahle

Iconography is by definition "the science of identification, description, classification, and interpretation of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts". The beginnings of Christian iconography can be dated to Saint Luke the Evangelist and this art has been an integral part of the worship and mystical life of Christians ever since. Iconography is quite present in Lebanon and I've stumbled recently upon a popular painter & iconographer whose artwork is quite stunning. His…

Mayyas Has Released Its First Official Music Video “HORRA”

The Mayyas has officially released its first video music entitled "Horra" and it is absolutely stunning visually and artistically. The 5-minute long video showcases Mayyas' incredible choreography in different settings, one of them being the historic Sursock palace in Beirut. The beautiful music in the background is the work of Harry Hedeshian while costumes were designed by Christy Samaha. The Mayyas won Season 17 of America's Got Talent after leaving judges in awe with their…
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Gibran Khalil Gibran Monument To Be Inaugurated in New York City

11 months ago
Earlier in April this year, the United Nations HQ in New York City honored Lebanese US writer Gibran Khalil Gibran with a three-day exhibition entitled “Khalil Gibran returns to New York after 100 years.” The ...
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Sursock Museum To Reopen on Friday 26 May!

1 year ago
The Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum was one of many cultural & historic sites significantly damaged by the August 4 explosion. In fact, over 600 building having heritage status, concentrated in the historic districts of Gemmayzeh ...
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Puppets of Tyre: A Children’s Book Of Old Tyre Myths

1 year ago
A new children’s book entitled “Puppets of Tyre” by Max Dedik has come out and is now available at Antoine, Virgin Megastores and on isle29.com. This book tries to recreate the ancient Tyre myths and ...
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Jorj Abou Mhaya Wins 8th Mahmoud Kahil Award For Graphic Novel

1 year ago
Lebanese artist Jorj Abou Mhaya has won the 8th Mahmoud Kahil Award under the Graphic Novel Category. The award was created in 2014 and is aimed at promoting comics, editorial cartoons and illustration in the ...
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Poet Ounsi el Hage Honored with a Tile on His Achrafieh Residence

1 year ago
A tile in memory of Poet Ounsi el Hage was placed today on the entrance of the building where he once resided for 55 years. Ounsi’s daughter posted on Facebook about it thanking Ounsi’s friends ...
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From Leb With Love: DIY Miniature Lebanese Traditional Houses

1 year ago
If you like DIY arts and crafts and wish to support a local brand, From Leb With Love are selling wooden model kits representing traditional houses. They currently have two models: – The Beirut Central ...
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Lebanese NFT Artist Ralph Khoury Artwork Featured in Times Square

1 year ago
Ralph Khoury, also known as Gingerpotter_21 on social media, had his artwork on display in Times Square during NFT NYC, an annual event that brings together NFT artists from all over the world. His work ...
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Gandhi Abu Diab’s “Cave of Arts” Museum

1 year ago
Abu Diab’s residence in al-Jahliyeh, a village in the Chouf District, served as a refuge during the civil war. However, after he discovered under his residence an entire structure of multiple vaults interconnected through tunnels, ...
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