Friday, 1 December 2017

Baghdad art and echoes of the past

This striking picture was created at the Baghdad based College of Arts. Invoking the words of Britain's General George Keppel, this picture echoes the Iraqi boatmen he encountered along the Tigris and Euphrates. With their "shaggy beards" they resembled "modern day Hercules", with striking features that echoed the "deities of Ancient Greece and Rome".


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