Expressions speak a thousand words

The Omani-French Centre in Muscat recently held Random Ideas, an exhibition of thirteen portraits of women from different cultures. The portraits by Ayman Hamira and Fadi Abdullah offered glimpses of fashion and feelings of women from across the world.

Fadi Abdullah, teacher at the Scientific College for Design, said: “The goal of the exhibition is to convey our experience in art by drawing paintings of women, highlighting the internal beauty of women and the messages that they want to convey to people through facial expressions and features such as happiness and sadness. It is also a kind of social and cultural interaction which will enrich the Omani art movement.”
Dr Hamoud al Harthi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Education and Curriculum, who inaugurated the exhibition, expressed his happiness after seeing the portraits.

“The works are innovative and have a clear human dimension through the artists’ focus on women.”
Christian Adam de Fillet, Director of the Omani-French Centre, said “There is a distinguished relationship between the Omani-French Centre and the Ministry of Education, as it seeks to spread education. There is a development in this relationship through increasing cooperation between the Centre and the Ministry through the participation of its employees in the French Language courses.
It is worth mentioning that the aim of the exhibition is to develop the relationship between the students of the centre and their different cultures and to learn about the Omani culture. The exhibition also aims to motivate them to continue and communicate with the Centre. Clement Mottel, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Work at the French Embassy, was also present during the inauguration of the exhibition.

Thuraiya Al Hosni