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“Jerusalem Is Ahead of Me”: The Art of Kamal Boullata | Jerusalem Story

November 15, 2022


Light was a source of inspiration for Boullata, and partly out of longing. According to Palestinian artist Steve Sabella, who was a good friend of Boullata’s: “He [Boullata] ventured towards light in his paintings, and once said that the light of Jerusalem is perhaps what he had been always attempting to capture . . . Though the pain of him losing Palestine, his homeland, was so great, he channeled that anguish through his art and writing and ultimately, everything he produced was about light and transcendence.”

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