The Allure of a Ritual: Celebrating Hajj through the Arts
27 July 2020
In this issue, we take out from The Vault art creations that capture themes of Isolation.
Manal Al Dowayan, Landscape of the Mind, 2009, mixed media on paper. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
In times of isolation, time is something we have too much of, or too little.
More on the artist: Saudi artist Manal Al-Dowayan, born and raised in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, combines photography and mixed media to capture the often contradictory relationships between tradition, political regulation and contemporary Saudi society.
In 1889 Vincent Van Gogh entered Saint-Paulde-Mausole, an asylum at Saint-Remy. He sought out isolation and these ‘Irises’ are one the first subjects he drew while away from the world. Image Courtesy of www.VincentVanGogh.org.
More on the artist: Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.