Pre-School Mural

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There is so much art in the forms of sculptures all over Jeddah. This is an example of a painting which appears on a building. It’s obviously a religious and educational themed mural. The sign on the building indicates that it is a pre-school for boys and girls. The script on the mural itself contains verses from the Quran. The mural is colorful and done by a skilled artist. However to me, the artwork looks a bit mature for a pre-school theme, but no one consulted me before painting it!

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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13 Responses to Pre-School Mural

  1. imtiaz says:

    i am a mural artist . i am from pakistan, i paint lot of mural in jeddah. i am working here since 2002.mostly i worked in villas.

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  3. Hi Everybody – Thanks so much for your comments.

    Hi Basmo – I asked my husband to translate it for me since he reads Arabic, not me, and this is what he told me it said…

  4. Basmo says:

    This is a school compound not just a pre-school there are adults in this school
    and the sign says science, creativity, knowledge its not that religious, it just has a verse from the quran that encourages students to learn saying “are the ones who have knowledge and the ones who don’t equal?”
    just wanted to clear this 🙂

  5. Jacob says:

    Hi Susie –

    We have left an award for you at The Villages Daily Photo (http://thevillagesdailyphoto.blogspot.com), which you can pick up at any time.

    Hope all is well in Saudi Arabia.

  6. m_m says:

    I agree with Jacob. But the painting is great.

  7. Jerry M says:

    Looking at your recent posts I have a great idea for a paper: ‘iconography without icons in the Arab world’?

  8. Bill B. says:

    I’m with you, too mature.

  9. Geogypsy says:

    It’s an interesting mural. Can’t quite see the preschool idea.

  10. Jacob says:

    Every culture, I suppose, indoctrinates their young from the early years, the better to inculcate that culture’s values…I’m not sure that’s a good thing, however.

    It is a splendid painting, however.

  11. David says:

    I’m not religious but the painting looks nice.

  12. Yoli says:

    If you get children used to more sophisticated art they do not notice the difference. Also, propaganda must begin early. When I was in school in my country it was the samething.

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