Artist refuses to sell her painting of King Salman

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Updated 23 July 2015
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Artist refuses to sell her painting of King Salman

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman has become the king of justice, who is loved by the people of Saudi Arabia, not only as a fair ruler but also as the father of the nation.

Yaara Munshi, a 20-year-old Saudi engineering student at King Abdulaziz University, has drawn almost 300 paintings reflecting her love and respect for the Kingdom, Saudi culture and traditions, life style and a special painting of King Salman, and put them on display during an exhibition at the Jeddah festival.
Munshi’s colorful paintings reflect her philosophical vision in abstract art and her sense for painting. Her painting of King Salman caught the eye of hundreds, but she refused to sell the unique piece of art.
“This painting is not for sale as I want to present it myself to the beloved king. It is my dream to meet the king of justice on behalf of the girls of Makkah, and thank him for everything he is doing for the sons and daughters of the homeland,” she said.
Munshi explained that she loves to paint and is very excited that a number of people liked her work of art, specially the painting of King Salman, which shows creativity, beauty and power.
Munshi follows the old traditional schools of art but does not ignore modern techniques and painting styles.
She also drew a large panel of the Grand Mosque and the expansion that is taking place, a message of modern art and civilization which the government is using in the construction of the Two Holy Mosques.


The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

The Louvre Abu Dhabi. (Shutterstock)
Updated 21 October 2018
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The Six: Louvre Abu Dhabi set to host ‘Big in Japan’ weekend

DUBAI: The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to host a “Big in Japan” weekend from Oct. 25 – 27, featuring a range of activities inspired by the ongoing “Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor” exhibition.
Innovative music
On Thursday, Japanese Turntable Symphonograph Orchestra will reconstruct classical music by spinning vinyl records, using turntables and mixers as their instruments of choice.
Spoken word
On Friday, award-winning Emirati spoken-word artist Afra Atiq will perform a poem inspired by the artworks in the “Japanese Connections” exhibition space.
Homemade cartoon
“Emara,” a series featuring a hijab-wearing crime fighter, will be screened on Friday, followed by a discussion with voiceover artist Maryam Al-Atouly.

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Mural magic
On Friday, visitors can enjoy the big reveal of the first-time collaboration between Abu Dhabi-based students and renowned street artist Myneandyours as they add the final strokes to their murals.
Anime screening
Fan favorite “Big Hero 6” will be screened on Saturday. The comedy-adventure, which has some seriously emotional moments, tells the story of the bond between an inflatable robot and a boy.
A Japanese tale
Set to be screened on Saturday, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” tells the story of a bamboo cutter who finds a miniature girl and raises her as his daughter.