Posts Tagged ‘art’

The essential artist of the urban scene in Morocco | Your Middle East

The story of a Moroccan street artist, who has developed alongside Morocco’s fine arts scene: Morran Ben Lahcen is one of Morocco’s pioneering street artists, and has helped to increase the genre’s visibility and popularity in the North African country. But he is now also leaving a big mark on the contemporary fine arts scene. A self-taught artist, Ben Lahcen demonstrated his ability for drawing at a very young age. ...

Islamic Embroidery: Handcrafted art steeped in history | Aquila Style

A look into the art of Moroccan embroidery: Embroidery was a very important art in the Medieval Islamic world. One of the most interesting accounts of embroidery were given by the 17th century Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi, who called it the “craft of the two hands”. Because embroidery was a sign of high social status in Muslim societies, it became a hugely popular art. In cities such as Damascus, Cairo ...

Mohammed VI Museum Opens in Rabat, Partners with Smithsonian

Washington, DC (October 14, 2014) — On October 7, the Mohammed VI Modern and Contemporary Art Museum – the first major museum to be built since Morocco gained independence from France in 1956 – opened its doors, showcasing modern and contemporary works by Moroccan artists. The museum has already forged partnerships with the Louvre in Paris, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. “We are honored to sign this MOU ...

Vicki Payne of “For Your Home” Highlights Moroccan Design

Design expert Vicki Payne, host and producer of “For Your Home” on PBS, recently looked at how to incorporate Morocco’s unique aesthetics into your home decor: Designers are using Moroccan furniture and accessories to create a look that is luxurious and to bring a touch of the exotic into our lives. The effect of Moroccan designs can be powerful and soothing. The country of Morocco absorbs elements of surrounding cultures: ...
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