Lecture by Elias Zayat (2 May 2009 - Dubai) Part 1
2009- Dubai- Lecture by the artist Elias Zayyat ( Syrian, B. 1935). Presented by Mrs. Mahat Farah Al Khoury at the Finishing Touch School in Media city. Copyright : Hala Khayat 2009
Elias Zayat is one of the most significant Syrian artists of the 20th century, and a key founder of the country’s contemporary art movement. Although he studied in Sofia, Cairo, and Budapest, his oeuvre remains intimately concerned with the history, terrain, and psyche of his homeland. Zayat’s parallel life as an art restorer and historian is evident in his rich vocabulary drawn from Byzantine, early Christian, Sufist, and popular iconography.