His works are exercises in visual and mental composition rather than coloring. His use of color is in any case meager, while employing in abundance media and elements that are alien to traditional painting. Thus, Rawwas’ pictures, which he describes as “visual texts,” can incorporate timber, plaster, metals, screws, photographs, and Arabic and English script. The rough and obtrusive surfaces become miniature theaters, with different dimensions and levels. One is captivated by the artist’s skill in combining and positioning these elements to convey an overall impression. This has been variously described as “fusion,” “collage,” “synthesis,” and “visual surrealism.”


  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Mohammad El Rawas
  • Date Created: 1974
  • Location Created: Lebanon
  • Physical Dimensions: 64 x 56cm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Painting, Canvas, Oil Painting, Oil on Canvas, Nature, Impressionism, Green, Leaves, Plants
  • Artist nationality: Lebanese

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