Iraq is Flying (2006- 2010 ) by Jamal Penjweny 

Artist Statement: The memories from our childhood still exist, or in another expression, we still carry a bit of the child inside us. Jumping was my dream when I was a child. I wanted to fly through a highest jump to watch my house and the road from the sky and to see the entire city where I was born. It never happened! I had no chance to have a flight by airplane even once in my childhood. Now! I can see my city and even all Iraq from the tiny window of the airplane, but everything looks different. When I was a child, I used to jump with my friends for joy and happiness. I only dreamt of watching my place from height for no reason. But now! We are flying in a big competition and we all have forgotten the beauty of the games we had in childhood.


1. The Guardian of the Seraglio, 1878 by Eduard Charlemont

2. The Prayer , 1865 by Jean-Léon Gérôme

3. Babylonian marriage market 1875 by Edwin Long

4.  A Moorish Bath, 1870 by Jean-Léon Gérôme

5. The 1798 Egyptian Expedition Under the Command of Bonaparte, 1835 by Léon Cogniet

6. The Day after a Victory at the Alhambra, 1882 by Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

7. The Women of Algiers, 1834 by Eugène Delacroix

8. Market in Jaffa, 1887 by Gustav Bauernfeind

9. Slaves for Sale, 1873 by Jean-Léon Gérôme


Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema

Spring by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912)

oil on canvas, 1894

(Source: paintingses)


George Elgar Hicks

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