petra

 

Petra, which dates to 300 B.C., is famous for its temples and tombs carved out of pink sandstone cliffs. Its most beautiful monument is a temple almost 150 feet tall, known as The Treasury, with an elaborate Greek-style face – all of it cut from the sandstone cliffs of what has been called the Rose City. Naifeh’s Petra series uses a rhomboid shape of Islamic origin and repeats it in images of similar, almost architectural solidity.

 

Selected works from the Petra series are exhibited below. You can select individual works for an expanded view. For availability and pricing inquiries, please contact us

 

Petra I: Copper

2011. Acrylic on 30 canvases. 68 x 73 in., 172.7 x 185.4 cm.

Petra VI: Venetian Blue

2011. Acrylic on 30 canvases. 68 x 73 in., 172.7 x 185.4 cm.

Petra II: Gold

2011. Acrylic on 30 canvases. 68 x 73 in., 172.7 x 185.4 cm.

Petra V: Antique Copper

2011. Acrylic on 30 canvases. 68 x 73 in., 172.7 x 185.4 cm.