The idea, design, and construction of this sculpture work of His Art Excellency M. Gadalla was selected and sponsored by the Kuwaiti Oil Company (KOC) to become the monument for...
Artist M. GadallaLast Updated on 2010-08-18 00:00:00
Arab-American artist Mahmoud Ali Gadalla “Marvelous Gadalla” was born in Gaza to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother, and grew up in Kuwait. M. Gadalla has been living unique art perspectives with his soul as well as mind and sensations since early childhood. As the case with many creative minds, his artistic talents were recognized by his teachers as early as during the kindergarten and elementary school years. Due to his distinguished talents, M. Gadalla was granted unlimited access to art workshops in his junior and senior high schools. Certainly, M. Gadalla well facilitated school art workshops and began receiving awards for exhibiting his paintings and sculptors in Kuwaiti national school art competitions. Furthermore, the dynamical teenager artist ‘M. Gadalla’ expanded his creativities to depicting culture and folklore through painting wall... More »
Gadalla's Sword of Freedom SculptureLast Updated on 2010-08-17 21:14:17The idea, design, and construction of this sculpture work of His Art Excellency M. Gadalla was selected and sponsored by the Kuwaiti Oil Company (KOC) to become the monument for the Kuwaiti 18th Independence Day (1979) in DawwarAl-Mansouriya, Kuwait City district.
Gadalla was inspired by then Kuwait's victorious past and prosperous present expressed by the sculpture base referring to the prosperity of Kuwait's oil industry and the sword referring to its freedom and victory; dancing with the sword is a major performance during Kuwaiti celebrations and festivals, this dance is call "Al-Rezeef". The sculpture was made with metal and plaster. The size of its base was about 225 square feet and its height was about 70 feet.
Some of the greatest Arabic sculptors visited Gadalla's Sword of Freedom sculpture during its construction like famous Iraqi sculptors Adil Kamil, Mohammed Ghani... More »