Modernity in plastic art is the main focus of the new issue of the quarterly Al-Hayat Fine Art magazine issued by the Directorate of Fine Arts at the Ministry of Culture, in addition to articles on contemporary Syrian art and the history and techniques of engraving art in Syria.
The issue whose cover was decorated with a painting by the pioneering plastic artist, Mamdouh Qashlan, who wrote in its editorial, Saad Al-Qasim, editor-in-chief of the magazine, reviewing the studies and interviews that this issue celebrated on plastic modernity and a number of its leaders in Syria and other issues.
The double issue 119-120 included an article entitled “Nature in the Syrian Formation” by the plastic artist Ghazi Ana, who talked about nature and its manifestations in the plastic arts in Syria, reviewing the most important artists who distinguished themselves in the field of painting from various plastic arts schools, including “Mahmoud Jalal, Nazem Al-Jaafari, Nasir Shura and Abdullah Abu Asali ”and others.
Regarding the career of plastic artist Mamdouh Qashlan, it was pointed out that he devoted his life to painting beautiful Damascus in his own style, as he carried it with his paintings over the past years and wandered around the world to know its arts and characteristics, in which he said: “I love Damascus and I like people to see it through me as I feel about it an artistic and historical responsibility. Wataniya ”In addition to writing about 20 books and owning many of his paintings inside and outside Syria.
The issue also included a dialogue with the plastic artist, Badi 'Jahjah, in which he talked about the beginning of his artistic project, both aesthetic and intellectual, and the symbols of gratitude and aesthetics from Darwish or Mawlawi, and an interview with the artist Nabil Al-Samman, and touched on his celebration of the myth and his handling of it from a modernist perspective.
In the issue, we find articles celebrating the great late artists from Fateh al-Mudaris, Wahid Istnbuli, Khuzaymah Alwani and critic Muhammad Ghaleb Salem, as well as studies on plastic art in Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia and the Emirates.
The magazine also shed light on art events held recently from sculpture forums and collective plastic exhibitions, among them those held in honor of the late artist Naji Obaid.