Monday, September 27, 2010

Tale of Two Galleries

Art Gallery Visits are a great way to open yourself up to a new world. In the DIFC Gate Village, its known for its fine art culture which is a mix of shops, businesses and art galleries. I was invited by Elie Domit owner of The Empty Quarter to view “Fashion the Story of A lifetime” and happen to pop into Quadro Gallery by coincidence. The Empty Quarter event was about photography of fashion and an explanation of Parveen Shaath's fashion in the inner circle of Saudi Society from 1950s up until the late 1990s. With such a blend of fashion, history, and beauty, this particular gallery visit opened my eyes to a world filled with exciting beauty. I was startled to see how in the yesteryear fashion was photographed With such a limited resources but delivered enchanting master pieces.

At the Quadro Gallery, Marc Sijan's work can be viewed and appreciated for all art lovers. Finding this gallery and the amazing work hidden inside was found by chance as a security guards vision towards a certain direction has my eye following his line of sight and that is where I noticed a particular stunning sculpture by Mark Sijan. Once inside, I was amazed at the beauty Marc Sijan can accomplish with his artistic hands and vision. Having Michelangelo’s David for inspiration, he gravitated towards his works of art being a tribute to the realism of people and the honest emotions. To view his work is a treat anyone can appreciate.

You will find some of the pictures here


  1. hi Ilham thanks for showing about DIFC Gate Village art culture. Can you show some art work galleries of Marc Sijan

  2. I'm a big fan of Marc Sijan's art work. I feel you had an wonderful experience in lifestyle heart of DIFC Gate Village, Gallery visit...

  3. hi Ilham I like your interest on fashion, lifestyle. Can you post some latest clothing trends for womens ?

  4. Johanna NiederhoferOctober 5, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    I've look up your Gallery visits photos it was fantastic...