An art exhibition in Amman which opened last week is described as a sign of the return of the Jordanian capital to normal following months of strife between King Hussein's army and the Palestine Commandos forces.
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Background: An art exhibition in Amman which opened last week is described as a sign of the return of the Jordanian capital to normal following months of strife between King Hussein's army and the Palestine Commandos forces. Featured at the exhibition which is being held at the culture and Arts Department of the Ministry of Information, is Sr. Robert Barnete, a Spanish artist. Twenty-two of his works are on display and they cover scenes of Andalusia and Morocco.
SYNOPSIS: The Culture and Arts Department of the Jordanian Ministry of Information in Amman has been the scene of an exhibition of Spanish art. The fact that the exhibition has been held at all is seen by some as a sign that the city is returning to normal. For months, King Hussein's troops and the Palestinian Liberation forces have been engaged in sporadic fighting in the Jordanian capital.
Featured in the exhibition which began last week is Spanish artist Robert Barnete. His subject matter as displayed here are scenes of Andalusia in Spain and views of Morocco. Barnete tries to emphasise the Moorish theme evident in such structures. The exhibition ends on Thursday.
The horsemen in Barnete's painting are from Morocco. Barnete has tried in the exhibition to show the Arab influence at work in Spain. He tried to show that Spain is a bridge for Islamic nations because of the country's strong Arab heritage - particularly in Andalusia. Barnete is well-known in the Arab world and elsewhere.