Artsuite - Original painting by Rob Matthews - Khaled al-Asaad was a Syrian archaeologist and head of antiquities for the ancient city of Palmyra who was publicly executed in gruesome fashion by ISIS  Acrylic on canvas over wood panel.  Size is 20×16 inches.

ROB MATTHEWS

Painting | 2018

 

This body of work is made to spend time considering events and people that get lost in the shuffle of the ever-changing news cycle.  Themes of upheaval, power, displacement and the unspoken message of “home” anchor the work.  Khaled al-Asaad was a Syrian archaeologist and head of antiquities for the ancient city of Palmyra who was publicly executed in gruesome fashion by ISIS while attempting to hide antiquities in the city museum from them so they could not destroy the ancient art.

 

Size

16 × 20 inches - Unframed

 

Materials

Acrylic on canvas over wood panel

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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ROB MATTHEWS

Painting | 2018

 

This body of work is made to spend time considering events and people that get lost in the shuffle of the ever-changing news cycle.  Themes of upheaval, power, displacement and the unspoken message of “home” anchor the work.  Khaled al-Asaad was a Syrian archaeologist and head of antiquities for the ancient city of Palmyra who was publicly executed in gruesome fashion by ISIS while attempting to hide antiquities in the city museum from them so they could not destroy the ancient art.

 

Size

16 × 20 inches - Unframed

 

Materials

Acrylic on canvas over wood panel

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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