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The Monument to the Martyrs in Damascus by Abdo Kass-Khout in 1985. It was built to remember those fallen for Syria. Inside, it contains a large atrium that is sunken into the ground, recalling a crypt. The dome represents heaven as understood by the ancient cultures of the Levant featured in the Quran and the Bible. It was thought that the sky was a cupola of water held up by great pillars over earth that separated us from heaven. This, combined with Arab architectural features, helps to define the Syrian identity and demonstrates their complex and historical heritage. 

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This is the crest of the Tokugawa—the ruling shogunal family of the Edo period (1603-1868). It’s on one of the old gates Zōjō-ji temple complex- the Niten gate of Yūshōin, Tokugawa Ietsugu’s mausoleum, in the Shiba area of Minato-ku, Tokyo.  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

japaneseaesthetics:

This is the crest of the Tokugawa—the ruling shogunal family of the Edo period (1603-1868). It’s on one of the old gates Zōjō-ji temple complex- the Niten gate of Yūshōin, Tokugawa Ietsugu’s mausoleum, in the Shiba area of Minato-ku, Tokyo.  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

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Alexander “Skunder ” Boghossian

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Country: Ethiopia

Style: Abstract/ Surrealism Fine Art

Medium: Goat Skin, Oil, Ink, Crayon, Bark

Fun Fact: He got to hang out with the likes  of Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire the later Of whom ‘Made  and introduced surealism clearer” to him

Quote: " I was heavly influenced by Cesaire. His imagery, the graphicness [sic] of it, was puncturing. I was a surrealist and he formed for me a stronger vision. He introduced me to more surrealism in poetry. He made me read Edouard and Appolinaire. Cubism became clearer to me in its departure of thought, its ideas and mannerisms. I could feel it, but I did not know how to do it. I did not know how to translate the idea. I had wresteled with this in Ethiopia, with Goudbet."

Paintings:

1. Homage to Abebe Bekila

2. Anathamy of the hunt

3. Crossroads

4. The End of the Beginning

5. Red Snaper

Contact: He. Died in 2003, is represented by http://www.contempafricanart.com/toc_inl.asp

Like him onn facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skunder-Boghossian/193333204062695?sk=info

Read more about him here; http://www.blengrafix.com/blenmagazine/skunder_jewel.htm

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