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Paintings: Tales from Lebanon


Paintings are very personal; their addition to any space can transform its entire character. An interior designer feels the project is complete with these valuable additions especially if they reflect a character or tell a story. In our modern times, with the advance and appreciation of forms and colors, well established proportions are essential in every artwork, if not done properly, could cause an eyesore and mess up the entire feel of the space.

In this post I will be mentioning two young Lebanese artists I had the chance to see their work evolve in the past few years. Their work is abstract yet full of emotion and character.

Paula Chahine is an artist I know personally, her work is very inspiring. Her display of the human body and its movements in addition to the vibrant colors and beautiful lines has made her very popular among those who have an appreciation for the young spirited art. The selection below is among my favorites, as an added service she does custom-made paintings, “l’art sur mesure”, to accommodate a client’s color or theme preference while maintaining her own style.

Another extremely talented painter is one of my all time favorites, Zeina Assi. I also got the chance to see her work progress in the past few years and am really impressed. Her portrayal of the people and their expressions can be explained in so many ways. No way can you look at a portrait and not imagine what the person in it is thinking. Whether he is in a metro, among a crowd, or just contemplating, the ideas are endless. I love the way she displays Beirut and its crowded buildings, the mixture of her colors,  and more importantly her talent with lines. Her figures are unique to her.

Hope you enjoyed the selection, to know more about the artists you can click on their links.

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