present our new site OneFineArt, with Lebanese and Arab artists
past and present, painters, sculptors, poets and writers.
OneFineArt brings to these pages those pioneers who over
the last 200 years, from 1800 to the present day, have
followed the call of the great human adventure.
site honours our artistic heritage and its creators. There
is no pretence of presenting the whole of our illustrious
history by going back 6,000 years to show all the achievements
of our country, before, during and after the invention
of the alphabet and the carving of the Sarcophagus of
simply recalls that, during the four centuries or so of
Ottoman occupation when the Middle East lay dormant under
the weight of ignorance, decadence and submission to the
Sublime Porte, one heart still beat strongly, a heart
from which burst forth the flame of the Arab Renaissance,
An-Nahda, literary, artistic and patriotic. From Lebanon
the Renaissance, An-Nahda, burst forth giving its light
first to Egypt and then to the whole region.
of the day:
introduces works of past Lebanese and Arab artists,
painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists,
craftsmen, poets, writers, calligraphers, illustrators,
Elias Abou Chabke