Monday, February 2, 2015

Around the World with Art: Afghanistan

I intend to showcase an artwork or two from each country in the world, just for fun.

The world's oldest oil paintings have been found in a cave in Afghanistan. They were painted around the 7th century CE, and contain swirling patterns, Buddhist images, and mythological creatures.

Today, Afghan artist Samiullah is painting lovely pictures of flowers, despite having lost 9 of his fingers in the conflicts enveloping his country.

I hope you take a look.

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