Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour launches a website for his fine art prints

Palestinian artist Sliman Mansour has launched his own website, where original art prints of his work are now available.

“After months of going through my archive and trying to get the best quality and resolution of the selected artworks, I’m happy to officially share them [my website] with you all,” the artist wrote on Instagram. “I sincerely hope you enjoy the website and all it has to offer.”

The website includes Mansour’s earliest pieces from the 1970s, as well as his more recent works. Among some of his most recognizable paintings on the website is Yaffa from 1979, which shows a Palestinian woman in traditional dress carrying a basket of oranges through a grove.

There are also paintings that respond to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, such as Camel of Trials (1974) and Woman with Jerusalem (1978), where the two subjects carry the burden of nostalgia for their homeland, represented by the Dome of the Rock.

Mansour’s later works, which include colorful landscape paintings of olive trees and mixed media works using mud and acrylic on wood, are also available.

His most recent include To liberate oneselffrom this year, depicting an athlete attempting to pole vault over the occupation wall, while From the river to the sea shows a woman embracing a metamorphosed orange and olive tree.

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Born in Birzeit in 1947, Mansour is known for depicting the Palestinian struggle in his paintings, his early works often featuring peasant women in traditional dress. In the 1980s, Mansour and other artists were part of a movement that boycotted Israeli supplies, turning instead to natural, local materials such as mud and henna as a medium.

Most of the prints on the artist’s website are available in various sizes, in the price range of $35 to $55. They are described as museum quality and giclée printed on acid-free archival paper sourced from Japan, using fade-resistant pigment inks.

More information is on slimanmansour.com

Updated: September 8, 2021, 12:22 p.m.

Elaine F. Brim