Many people are used to seeing Palestinians throwing stones at Israeli tanks as a symbolic form of resistance. What may be a less familiar image of a Palestinian, is one of the Palestinian artist using his or her art as a form of peaceful resistance.
Several creative Palestinians have used their own interpretation of art as a means of expressing their identity in a land where they have been robbed of an 'official' identity.
Khaled Jarrar, a Palestinian artist, has come up with an original way to express his identity. He created a passport stamp for Palestine and he offers to stamp the passports of people visiting the West Bank. Watch the video below to see Khaled in action.
|Khaled Jarrar's Palestinian passport stamps|
The video below (which is also about Gaza Parkour) totally made me cry (happy tears).
You have been warned.
In other Palestinian art news, a Picasso painting has been sent to a Palestinian art museum for the first time ever!
|Palestinian security guards keep close to the "Buste De Femme" by Pablo Picasso. |
It's on loan from a museum in the Netherlands.