Videos tagged with "paint"
Chefchaouen -- The Blue City of Morocco [05:09]
One of Morocco's most popular tourist destinations, Chefchaouen is most known for its blue-rinsed buildings and alleys, an old tradition leftover from the city's Jewish population. Chefchaouen was founded by Moorish exiles from Spain, in 1471, as a small fortress to fend off the attacks of invading Portuguese forcess in northern Morocco. After the Spanish Reconquista, the small mountain town became one of the largest Moriscos and Jews refuge sites, and during their stay they managed to leave their mark on it, one that makes the modern city so special. The name Chefchaouen comes from "chauen", which is Spanish for horns, and refers to the shape of the two mountains overlooking the settlement. But it's not its strange name, the beautiful and unique handicrafts sold by local craftsman, or the delicious goat cheese that attracts the majority of tourists to Chefchaouen. It's the blue-painted houses and buildings of the city, a tradition inherited from the former Jewish inhabitants. In the Bible, Israelites are commanded to dye one of the threads in their tallit (prayer shawl) blue, with tekhelel. This was an old natural dye, processed from a species of shellfish, but in time its production collapsed and the Jewish people eventually forgot how to make it. But, in honor of the sacred commandment, the color blue was still woven into the cloth of their tallit. When they look at the dye, they will think of the blue sky, and the God above them in Heaven. While the Jewish population ...
The Art Collection of Attijariwafa Bank, pt. 1 [03:10]
Ghitha Triki, curator of the Attijariwafa Art Collection, gives a guided tour of the art space. The current exhibit, entitled "Regards Africains Croises," features the works of 23 contemporary artists from the African continent. Attijariwafa Bank, Casablanca, Morocco July 9, 2012
Tags: Attijariwafa, Art, Collection, Casablanca, Morocco, Painting, Bank
Jardin Majorelle & Memories of Amanda [03:57]
its 4Years since Amanda died and this month we went to Marrakesh, Morocco to visit Jardin Majorelle its a beautiful Garden in a busy city , Amanda visited this garden in 2005 and it inspired her so much she painted the Majorelle gardens painting, its a wonderful painting. Memories of Amanda , we miss her so much. Category:
Tags: amanda, redfern, rapley, garden, jardin, majorelle, morocco, marrakesh, art, painting, fine, artist, sudep
La Villa Majorelle [06:42]
C'est en 1931 que le peintre Jacques Majorelle fit construire par l'architecte Paul Sinoir cette magnifique villa de style mauresque et Art déco au Maroc, à Marrakech. Amoureux des plantes, l'homme élabora au fil du temps un véritable jardin botanique, bordée par une cocoteraie et une palmeraie. La Villa fut rachetée en 1980 par Yves Saint-Laurent et Pierre Bergé, qui entreprirent la rénovation de la demeure et doublèrent la surface des jardins. Les deux hommes conservèrent la partie habitation pour leur usage privé et transformèrent l'atelier en Musée de l'Art islamique, ouvert aux touristes. In 1931 the painter Jacques Majorelle built by architect Paul Sinoir this magnificent Moorish-style villa and art deco in Morocco, in Marrakech. Plant lover, the man worked out over time a botanical garden, surrounded by coconut plantation and a palm grove. The Villa was bought in 1980 by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, who undertook the renovation of the house and doubled the surface of the gardens. The two men kept the living quarters for private use and the workshop turned into a Museum of Islamic Art, open to tourists.
Tags: La, Villa, Majorelle, Maroc, Marrakech, Jardin, plantes, fleurs, bleu, architecture, Yves-Saint-Laurent, Pierre, Berge, Morocco, Marrakesh, Nancy, sinoir, musée, arts, islamiques
Jardin Majorelle Painting and Memories of Amanda [03:43]
It's 4 Years since Amanda died and this month we went to Marrakesh, Morocco to visit Jardin Majorelle its a beautiful Garden in a busy city , Amanda visited this garden in 2005 and it inspired her so much she painted the Majorelle gardens painting, its a wonderful painting. Memories of Amanda , the daughter we miss so much .
Tags: painting, amanda, rapley, redfern, majorelle, jardin, morocco, art, sudep, swindon, Fine Art, Drawing, Paint, Artist, Drawings