From Damas to Granada (2008)
Watercolours by Esam Jlilati


  • Watercolours, Paper on board
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 20 × 16 × 0.5 in
  • Signed on the front

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Esam Jlilati


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Artist's description:

The Painting title: From Damascus to Granada
Medium: Watercolor mated on thick carton & wood
Size: Already mated 20"x 16" painting itself approximately 18"x 14"

Subject: this painting represent the Omayyad Islamic art from the 7th and 8th, century,
This painting represent the Omayyad Islamic art from the 7th and 8th, century,
I was inspired by the four architectural sits: The grand mosque in Damascus, the grand mosque in Aleppo, the grand mosque in Cordoba and Alhambra palace in Granada
Painting description:
I spent approximately 6 months doing this painting with microscopic details and used many golden lines that can’t be seen in a photo.
Painting description:
The four Islamic historical sites around the dome were built under the Omayyad dynasty as Damascus was the capital city of the whole Islamic world.
From each city (Damascus, Aleppo, Cordoba and Granada) I have chosen the most beautiful historical building and made a surrounding environment that match it story.
The four stories together with the dome and the four columns complete the whole painting idea.
The glaring light in the middle of the Dome present the rise of Islam while the dome itself symbolizes the time.

Materials used:

water color, carton, board