War on famous canvas by Amjad Wardeh, Syria, 2014

MADE in MED short film contest - Winner


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War on Famous Canvas transposes the war scenes of Syria to the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin. Its imaginary scenes show that war can happen anytime and destroy cultural heritage.




Since graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus, Amjad Wardeh has employed a variety of mediums and techniques to develop a unique style in in his art works. He is dedicated to the arts and discovering new techniques. 

From 1998 to 2007, he worked in animation for Syrian television and was the art director at independent daily newspaper Baladna and magazines such as Sabaya. He also participated in numerous art competitions, including the youth art competition at Samer Quzah Gallery in 2008 and 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a teacher assistant at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University after obtaining a full scholarship from the university.

Since 2012, he has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Beirut, London and Istanbul.


"A very bold film that shows the destruction of works of art while victims chanting 'Allah Akbar' when bombs explode. But after being taken aback by the technique used, we quickly understand how relevant the message is today and how universal it has become. Syria, a martyr country, is also a work of art in jeopardy. This film tries to awaken our consciences”
Mahmoud ben Mahmoud, MADE in MED jury member

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