Tiled Art

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If you follow this blog, you know that there are countless public art specimens which dot the landscape of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. For many of these works of art, it is very difficult to try to find out any specific information about them, like who the artist was, what materials were used in its creation, or what the name of the piece is. This is one such piece that I have no information on. It is composed of colorful tiles which appear more like a modern art painting rather than a sculpture, as so many of the public art works of Jeddah are. This type of piece surprises me because it is so modern looking and has many strange looking faces and other body parts – not something one might expect in such a conservative and deeply religious country. There are no sculptures here which take on the human form, since that might lend itself to idolatry – but individual body parts are perfectly fine.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to Tiled Art

  1. Fantastic tile art! LOve the sculpture! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Chiara says:

    Great colour! Very early 20th century!

  3. Judy says:

    I love this artwork! The color is fantastic.

  4. Geogypsy says:

    It’s a bit erie.

  5. Jerry M says:

    Very interesting piece. Is this a paiting made on tile or is it a mosaic?

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