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Euphrosyne art exhibition encourages people to live the moment

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Sibling architects Khaled and Samar Tarazi held an art exhibition titled “Euphrosyne” at Forsight32 Art Gallery. (Photo: Aisha Ahmed/Jordan News)
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AMMAN — Sibling architects Khaled and Samar Tarazi come from an artistic background, starting with their childhood. Khaled Tarazi is an architect, designer, and ceramicist who has been teaching at Petra University for over 26 years.  Samar Tarazi is a landscape architect and part-time professor at the German Jordanian University and Petra University in Amman.اضافة اعلان

Together, they held an art exhibition at Forsight32 Art Gallery titled “Euphrosyne,” the first exhibition they’ve held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.    


Sibling architects Khaled and Samar Tarazi held an art exhibition titled “Euphrosyne” at Forsight32 Art Gallery. (Photo: Aisha Ahmed/Jordan News)

In Greek mythology, Euphrosyne is the goddess of good cheer, joy and mirth, and the incarnation of beauty and grace. With two other daughters of Zeus, Anglaea and Thalia, she is part of the “The Three Graces” who represent mirth, youth, beauty, and elegance. The three graces, the myth says, would dance around in a circle to fill the world with joyful moments.
Khaled’s works are pots created to look like dancers.

“The carvings on the pots are inspired by the Greek mythology and the movement of the Graces, so you will find different patterns, as the wind and the dance moved the dancers’ clothes,” said Khaled in an interview with Jordan News.

At the exhibition, Samar’s paintings also reflect the movement and dance of “The Three Graces” and the joy within them through the rendition of circles that become geometrical lines.


Sibling architects Khaled and Samar Tarazi held an art exhibition titled “Euphrosyne” at Forsight32 Art Gallery. (Photo: Aisha Ahmed/Jordan News)

“I love to work according to my feelings and to reflect them in my paintings. There are no rules that limit my creativity. I worked with different sizes and materials in this collection,” she said, adding: “The paintings at this exhibition are a source of beauty, peace, and joy.”

The feeling the two artists wish to impart to the viewers is happiness and joy, especially during the difficult time we are living in. They also wish to prove that experimentation may lead to uniqueness.

The Tarazi brothers believe that art shapes the lives and personalities of the individuals who create and view art, and that art is yet to receive the needed support in Jordan.

Suad Issawi, the founder of Foresight32 Art Gallery, told Jordan News that the gallery has been in existence for 32 years. It was first established as the “Baladna” gallery; 20 years ago, the gallery moved to its new location and changed its name. Cultural activities held there include art exhibitions, seminars, dialogues, and workshops with artists.

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