About the artist:
Saad Ali was born in Iraq and studied in Florence and Perugia. He has
lived and worked in Italy, the Netherlands and France. He now lives and
works in Spain. An often used theme in his paintings is the Baab
al-Faradj, the gate of Hope, an old Arabic symbol of the entrance to
paradise. Most of his painting are made on old panels or doors.
About this work:
This could be a feast in Eridu, the city of Enki, the god of fresh water
and wisdom who lives in the Absu, the place whence flow the waters of
the earth and the wisdoms of the world.