Tammam Azzam – ‘The Syrian Museum’

By Kate Bubacz

May 5, 2013 6:00am

Tammam Azzam is a Syrian-born artist who created stirring digital composites using images of the Syrian War and classic masterpieces.  In his words, “the Syrian Museum series incorporates iconic subjects from the greatest European masters, paralleling the greatest achievements of humanity with the destruction it is also capable of inflicting.” He also notes that the use of masterpieces is to demonstrates that Syria has world-class museums, and the regime is presently killing its own cultural heritage.”

 

ht Tammam Andy Warhol Elvis kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Andy Warhol’s Elvis”

ht Tammam Azzam Gustav Klimt The Kiss kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss”

ht Tammam Dalis Sleep kb 130403 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Salvador Dali’s Sleep”

ht Tammam Gauguins Tahitian Women kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian Women (On the Beach)”

ht Tammam Goyas The 3rd of May 1808 kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Goya’s The 3rd of May, 1808″

ht Tammam Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa”

ht Tammam Matisses La Danse kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Matisse’s La Danse”

ht Tammam Van Gogh Starry Night kb 130503 blog Tammam Azzam   The Syrian Museum“Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night”

To see more of Tammam Azzam’s work, visit his artist page on the Ayyam Gallery website herehttp://www.ayyamgallery.com/artists/tammam-azzam/images. The Ayyam Gallery is based in Damascus, Syria, where it is functioning as a live and work space for any artists in Damascus during the Syrian war.

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