February 2012 - Vol. 57

Rainy day in Beirut, Lebanon, watercolor, 47x62 cms, by David Kurani

Street Scenes in Beirut

Springtime in Lebanon art work series - Part 3
by David Kurani

David is a noted Lebanese landscape artist. He teaches classes in art and theater at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. David has exhibited widely in art galleries and private collections throughout Lebanon, Europe, and the USA. He recently completed a 6-month sabbatical dedicated to painting the Lebanese landscape. He and his wife Gisele and their three sons are active members of the People of God in Lebanon, a member community of the Sword of the Spirit. 

Street in Beirut, Lebanon, watercolor, 62x47 cms, by David Kurani.
From the artist: I have always enjoyed paintings scenes of houses in Lebanon. I usually did them as part of a larger landscape. I love to depict not only the beauty of the natural landscape, but the beauty of lovely homes made with care and craftsmanship. For me, depicting a house within its wider setting symbolizes man as a co-creator within God’s work of creation. 

Having lived through15 years of civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990), I find that the verse from Isaiah 32:18, “In safe houses shall my people dwell” has a much deeper meaning and significance. During the war my yearning was for physical safety; nowadays financial security is the bigger issue. But my experience of living through the war taught me that there is no such thing as a “securely built house” that can withstand bombs falling from the sky. The only really “safe house” is our “dwelling place” with the Lord Jesus himself.

Street in Beirut, Lebanon, watercolor, 62x47 cms, by David Kurani

Also see Springtime in Lebanon > Part 1 and > Part 2 art work by David Kurani

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