Qatar is known to be a centre for arts A culture. The many art spots within the country make it very easy to appreciate the many local and world-renowned artists. One of the most prominent art spots in the country is Katara.
Located between West Bay and the Pearl, Katara is known for its artful and cultural streets that depict historical Qatar and its heritage.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team shows you some of the many arts you can find within Katara's streets.
Made of stainless steel and mosaic glass, this 2013 sculpture displayed by the Katara Amphitheatre is an art you can't miss. Taking the form of a Batoula, a historical Arabic face mask or headdress typically worn by Muslim women, artist Fatma Al Shebani has created this sculpture.
Fatma Al Shebani draws inspiration from her childhood memories, "the simpler life and the beautiful faces I have seen covered by a mask that holds behind many stories to tell," says the artist.
Created in 2021, the "Praise to the Alphabet" sculpture takes the form of a tree, which symbolizes life and eternity.
Artist Rezo Khasia used bronze to create the detailed sculpture. The art displays 33 letters of the Gregorian alphabet with 33 box capsules at the centre of the structure.
Dedicated to the Katara Cultural Village Foundation from the Embassy of Mexico in Qatar, the "Meccano" is a sculpture made of iron plates depicting balance.
The art is made with two elongated structures that join together at the top and suggests the movement of walking. The art was made in 2013 but was inaugurated in 2021.
"Friendship" is an art piece inaugurated in 2020 and represents the fusion of the Cuban national bird, the Tocororo, and the Qatar Falcon.
This fusion represents the historical friendship between Cuba and Qatar. The sculpture is a dedication of the Embassy of Cuba to the State of Qatar and the Katara Cultura Village Foundation.
A tree-shaped bronze sculpture showcasing the Heydar Alivey Center of Baku and the Katara Amphitheatre of Qatar, "The Brotherhood", the sculpture shows Azerbaijan's and Qatar's dedication to Islamic Culture.
The round shape of the sculpture symbolizes two of the primary natural resources of both countries: petroleum and gas.
Displaying two hands intertwining, this sculpture was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Qatar and the Republic of Moldova.
The sculpture shows two hands assisting in strengthening a plant's growth.
Apart from the mentioned sculptures, there are a number of wall art, graffiti, and more that you can spot within Katara. Take a look at some of them below!
This adorable wall graffiti is designed in a cartoon-like style filled with vibrant colours!
A wall filled with colourful art can be found along the building near the Katara beach. The art details things that can be found underwater, such as fish and the like!
Hidden within Katara's streets is this wall art that shows two detailed sketches of a human hand, with one hand seemingly unravelling a part of the wall to reveal a colourful doodle.
This mosaic wall art, found on one of Katara's buildings, is a beautiful display that glimmers under the sun. The wall is designed to look like paint seemingly spilling onto the floor from the top of the wall!
This football painting shows two boys happily looking up at a football ball. One boy is shown to be spinning the ball as both kids gleam. The mural was also inaugurated right before the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar.
A colourful mural which shows the Welsh daffodil and Qatar's Qataf flower can be spotted within Katara. This mural is an art piece from Welsh street artists Bryce Davies aka Peaceful Progress, and Hannah McGree, together with Qatari artist Muna AlBader.
Located at Building 16 in Katara, this mural is the second art piece to have been launched in celebration of Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022. "Birds Game" by Mexican artist, Eva Bracamontes, serves as a beautifully made bridge of communication between Qatar and Mexico.
Unveiled on October 2022, this wall art made by Brazilian artist Kelvin Koubik is part of the World Cup murals project in Katara. The mural shows the artist's creativity while representing the culture of his country.
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