An article which appeared on Saturday 13 January 1962 in the Lebanese cultural newspaper L’Orient Littéraire , co-authored by the Syrians Chérif Khaznadar (1940 –), a poet and art critic, and the painter Louay Kayyali (1934 – 1978), presents us with a visual and logical conundrum. In the lead to the article, Khaznadar and Kayyali reported a thrilling artistic discovery they had made in Damascus: in the dark and cluttered shop of a merchant in the Bab al-Jabiyyah souq the two found a painting, “a marvellous specimen of ancient Damascene art”, which they were eager to study
This blog provides up-to-date information on the international research project 'Bilderfahrzeuge', featuring its programme of events and research conducted by its members. The blog's three sections - Objects, Readings, and Reviews - introduce objects of research, discuss relevant publications, and report on current events. Read more about the project.