The medical profession and its troubles did not preclude the Iraqi doctor, Dr. Nawal Aziz Al-Mashhadani, from practicing her hobby in drawing and her passion for this art.
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Regarding her upbringing and educational career, Al-Mashhadani says that she was born in the city of Hit, in Anbar Province, in western Iraq, in 1972, and her studies were regular, and she made every effort to excel in it in order to achieve what she aspires to.
She added to Al-Jazeera Net, that her studies were enjoyable and crowned with success and excellence despite its difficulty and hardship at the same time, because it was in all its stages in the times of wars and siege from 1980 until the 2015 certificate of specialization, and this is a struggle to prove oneself, as she said.
She considers that all stages of the study were full of great challenges because they are sequential, but the end of the preparatory stage represented the biggest challenge to obtaining the required rate to enter the Faculty of Medicine in 1990, and also the stage of obtaining the Arab Board was one of the most difficult challenges to obtain her specialization well.
Al-Mashhadani began her career service in the capital, Baghdad, and after obtaining the certificate, she moved to the Anbar Governorate Center, Ramadi, and then to the city of Hit, and she is currently working as a specialist at Hit Hospital, in the Department of Cold and Emergency Operations, in addition to her work covering medical consultations in the hospital itself.
A passion for drawing
“Drawing has been my obsession since childhood and I have been eager to learn and practice it, but my preoccupation with studying disrupted this hobby until I got the board,” says Al-Mashhadani.
Regarding her learning of the art of drawing, she adds that she enrolled in educational courses affiliated to the “Creativity of Arts” center in the city of Hit, and then joined another drawing course with her colleagues at the “Transparent Creations” center, where she continues to learn drawing skills. https://www.facebook.com52
Al-Mashhadani finds herself attracted to the realist school and is trying to develop herself in this field, considering painting the best way to spend free time and a real outlet for every oriental woman who spends most of her time after work at home. Advertising
And she continues her speech by saying, “Therefore, I have taken every opportunity to pursue my beloved hobby in drawing faces and landscapes with lead and colors from acrylic, oil and water, and I have many p
She reveals preparations for her first exhibition within the activities of “Transparent Creativity” with many of her colleagues, which was scheduled before the current month of Ramadan, but was postponed due to the precautionary measures to confront the Corona pandemic.
She expresses her hope that the exhibition will be held at the earliest opportunity to be a catalyst for many girls and women in the city in order to break the barrier of hesitation and fear in their souls, because she sensed a desire from many to participate in courses and learn drawing and holding exhibitions, as many girls contacted her asking about the method. To learn and practice the art of drawing.
The idea of transparent creations began with the aim of bringing together a group of talented artists under one roof to take directions and advice within a group named by this name because they are girls only, according to the team member, painter Rawnaq Al-Hafiz.
She reported to Al-Jazeera Net, that the team was established in April of 2020, and initially included only 5 girls with Supervisor Thamer Al-Hiti, professor of drawing at the Institute of Fine Arts, but today it includes more than 65 women of different ages, places and levels, noting that art is not Distinguish between old and young, rich or poor, who has a degree or housewife, student or graduate.
The team aims – according to Rawnaq – to give a greater role and space for women in the Anbari society first, and the Iraqi second, and to introduce society to the artistic capabilities of women.
The team member revealed that preparations are underway to open an art exhibition with the participation of 18 female artists to present 180 artworks in the fields of painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics and digital art.
Rawnaq confirms that the transparent creativity team works with individual and self efforts, and there is no support either from the government or others, expressing her hope that the Ministry of Culture will register the team and provide a venue for the group’s members to meet under one roof.
She believes that the most prominent obstacle currently is the lack of integration of art with society, and that there is a great distance between the artist and society, as the paintings are always parked in one of the corners of the house.
Merging humanity and art
Dr. Nawal is the lady of herself when she merged humanity with art. Her medical field needs mastery of dealing and patience with the result.
In her interview with Al-Jazeera Net, Kawthar considered that this artist, the doctor, gave the enlightening side that much of society overlooks, and that women, with all the pressures and hardships, are generous, and they color the lives of others and give them hope, whether by performing surgeries on a body or a white piece of cloth.
She added that Dr. Nawal works on the principle of “no limits.”
She points out that the Iraqi woman lived through wars before contemporary with modernity and elegance, and persevered with his energy, which whenever it ran out, was renewed, like a plant of her soul in her sweat, no matter how dry her apparent features, she is hoarding the depth of the origin, which is the root, and history books are the best proof of that.
Al-Muhammadi believes that society’s vision has changed after Iraqi women have proven their ability to excel and give by working, organizing, raising children and creating opportunities that would change the reality of the country.