Harb, Mohammed

Abou Subhi al-Tinawi, also known as Muhammad Harb, was the most prominent Arab folk artist in Syria. He learned the art of glass painting from his father, using the same traditional technique of fixing natural colors with gum arabic. The reverse ink drawings of traditional subjects—folklore, religious and historical themes—are painted with bright colors on a background of silver or gold paper. Tinawi painted many popular works based on the legendary tragic romance between the courageous warrior Antar and his love Abla, who embodied beauty and virtue.

Mohammed Harb
1888 Damascus, Syrië - 1973 Damascus, Syrië