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Vian Sora Iraq artist, living, experiencing, painting

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Legends of Baghdad

Baghdad, moments in time, mystical, mythical, lost but never forgotten. Captured beauty, confined within, seeking to break from tragedy, to be revealed again.

Abbassid Door


Calligraphy Tablet


Flowing, Journey


Moments, Past


Night Over the River



Spirit of a Legend




Blogger olivebranch said...

ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh la la
dear baghdad artist
you get better and better and better. your paintings have been a GREAT contribution to the olivebranch network.. I only wish we could have the chance to talk...

take care and stay safe eni..


11:38 PM  
Blogger Through Grace Peace said...

Our Eyes Dream Acid Tears

One land, one people, all asleep
one dream in every mind
all see words of scripture, captive
in a vise of hatred, crushed
distorted words of God, acid
tears, with screaming lips, the captor
feels the kiss of Satan
on his heart.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Mister Ghost said...

Hi Vian,
The new paintings are beautiful.
You've progressed to a more abstract state of art, less figurative than your previous paintings. Have you ever seen the work of Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo? He is a Peruvian Shaman who paints the mythic images
he obtains from drinking ayahuasca
or yage, a hallucinogenic tonic.
His work is transcendent and explores the mythopogiac as yours does.

Alrighty, take care.
Mister Ghost

2:38 PM  
Blogger Leafless Eve said...

These are lovely :)

12:10 PM  
Blogger Leafless Eve said...

These are lovely :)

12:10 PM  
Blogger luckent47 said...

my straight to ya art critique:

your joining of the islamic pattern and the ghost vapors of the past are very interesting and environmental. taken by themselves and not as a set the pieces go around a theme that I feel the most in the transformations piece.
Its like youre looking for that piece one move forward (arent we all).
I'm adverse to seeing a whole set together from anyone anyway so that wasnt all important, I just like to stay in one palate?
I really hope that you get into adobe and layer your stuff so I can walk through it too.

when i look at your horizons and architecture i want to have a huge piece like twenty feet wide and twelve feet high. so you could feel the heat.

you live on the other side of the earth and do art i can see.
that's really sweet. dont stop. ;)!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Saradevil said...

These are painfully beautiful!

9:21 PM  
Blogger David Watson said...

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12:55 PM  
Anonymous Nusha said...

Deaest Vian,

I was looking randomly on the internet then i was taken aback by your paintings, they are breathtaking and i became a big fan of yours. I am no expert on art but i admire your work so much. Any chance of purchasing any? Thanks you

12:55 AM  
Blogger Baghdad Artist said...

Thank you Nusha, you can contact me at

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jezla said...

Your artwork is stunning. Do you follow an established mode, or is it one of your own devising? Either way, I like it! Keep up the good work.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Robin Mac said...

Whatever is happening in your life is certainly blessing your art. I liked the first batch of things I saw in 2006 - but this latest batch is amazingly beautiful... each is perfectly named. Each piece conveys such a sense of longing in one's soul for a place that exists in time out of mind - the way the flutes in Celtic music are achingly beautiful.

8:38 AM  
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3:26 AM  
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You write very well.

6:45 AM  

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