A Visual Intro to Saudi Art

Many people who have never been here and are convinced that Saudi society is backwards, often think that Saudi Arabia does not have a culture. That also includes the opinion that in Saudi Arabia there are no artists who create fabulous paintings.

For those of you who stumbled upon this post and (falsely) believe all the things listed above, let me share with you my favorite painting exhibits from a booklet that one of my dear friends got for me today.  🙂

I know that taking a picture of a picture is probably not the best thing to do, but that is all I have. Enjoy nevertheless!

And before some of you start wondering: No, it is not only men who do art in this country. There are also some paintings by women which I will upload later.

So as you can see, Saudi Arabia is NOT as backwards as you thought it is!

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Saudi Colors is an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia.
Artist: Abdullah Hajji
Artist: Abdullah Hajji
Artist: Abdullah Al- Rasheed
Artist: Abdullah Al- Rasheed
Artist: Sa'id Sa'id Shahrani
Artist: Sa’id Sa’id Shahrani
Artist:  Saad Al- Melhem
Artist:
Saad Al- Melhem
Artist: Saad Al- Melhem
Artist: Saad Al- Melhem
Artist: Sami Albar
Artist: Sami Albar
Artist: Balod Albalod
Artist: Balod Albalod
Artist: Abdo Fayez
Artist: Abdo Fayez
Artist: Mohhamed Benten
Artist: Mohhamed Benten
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2 thoughts on “A Visual Intro to Saudi Art”

  1. Hello. Would you have any idea where your friend got the book? I’m as well interested as I’m considering buying an artwork here before going back home. Thanks!

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    1. I assume he got it at the college fair here in Riyadh. I do not know anything about an actual, physical exhibition yet though.

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