April 23, 2019

First Dutch Artist gets solo Exhibition in Beirut UNESCO Palace

 

From 26 to 28 April 2016 the solo exhibition “My Heritage” of artist Elisabeth Tuijthof will take place in Beirut. She is the first Dutch artist to whom this prestigious opportunity has been offered. Around 25 of her paintings will adorn the walls of the living room of the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Lebanon.

The grand opening will take place on 26 April and will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon, among others. Two months ago, Elisabeth was approached during a visit to Lebanon for a solo exhibition at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut. The artist has a Dutch father and Lebanese mother, and the exhibition provides an opportunity for her to bring her work back to the city and country of her birth.

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“With “My Heritage” I display about 25 portraits, landscapes and buildings, which are inspired by different countries, cultures and people. I began the project back in 2001. I have never wanted to sell them, because they represent the path I have taken since then.

The art pieces that people will see are special and very personal testimonies. I am convinced that they will bring about emotions and that is exactly what I would like to achieve with my art. The exhibition is the perfect opportunity for me to realize one of my biggest dreams.”

Elisabeth left for Beirut on 13 April to prepare for the exhibition.

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