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Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Only to tell you that your site is a must. Very interesting to see such an amazing artist. Greating to the artist Matar.

Canada (West Coast)

★★★★★
5 5 1
I came across your web-site, art and poetry quite by Providence. When I saw your work, both in word and on palette, I knew that you knew Christ. I wept. And I prayed and gave thanks to G-- that you honour Him with your life and your life's work. The few pieces that I have seen (and they are very few) are very powerful and very beautiful. Perhaps some day I may be able to purchase one of your paintings to place in my home. Perhaps, God-willing. The Lord has been very good to me recently in that He has introduced me to the work of one of His painters, (you) and also to the work of one of His composers, Arvo Part. Now I have SO much more to enjoy. Thank you and many Blessings of G-d.

France Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Les belles paroles ne sont pas vraies Les paroles vraies ne sont pas belles. Cependant il faut bien s'exprimer. Monsieur Joseph Mattar, lors du vernissage, le 18 mars dernier, j'ai eu envie de dÈrober vos peintures. Pour les garder pour moi, comme des gr‚ces...

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Dr. Matar, It was my pleasure meeting you the other day for i have made a new role model 🙂 You are truly and amazing artists, i can't get enough of this website and your paintings.

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really an amazing artist and style!

1110 MORGES - Suisse/Switzerland

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Monsieur Matar, cher MaÓtre, Par l'aimable entremise de votre fils, M. William Matar, j'ai eu le grand plaisir d'admirer l'intÈgralitÈ de votre oeuvre. Vos trËs beaux portraits ont tout particuliËrement retenu mon attention. AgrÈez, cher Monsieur Matar, cher MaÓtre, mes trËs respectueuses salutations. Marcel Gottofrey

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Maitre... En cette Semaine Sainte...je viens de decouvrir le tableau de Maria Magdalena et votre poeme... Vos tableaux me bouleversent...c'est incroyable le don que vous avez recu ...et je remercie Dieu d'avoir la chance de voir vos oeuvres ....vos personnages prennent vie....la foule semble se mouvoir...vers le personnage principal qui est le Christ... Quant a' vos poemes....une pure merveille...de veracite' et d'amour envers LUI...sans qui nous n'existerions pas.. Je profite de l'occasion pour vous souhaiter une Sainte Fete De Paques. Que Dieu vous garde....vous ,et tous les etres qui vous sont chers. Paola Moro-Rizk

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Maitre, Grace a' la gentilesse de votre fils William, je decouvre pas a' pas tous vos talents. Je viens de lire la poesie que vous avez dediee' au petit garcon mort si tragiquement... La toile ou' vous le representez est si touchante..lorsque l'on ne connait pas l'histoire de Philippe mais apres avoir lu la poesie cela devient encore plus fort....j'envie (dans le bon sens) la facilite' que vous avez a' capter les sentiments et a' nous faire comprendre meme sansla nomer votre toile. Que Dieu vous garde et toute votre famille. Cher Maitre, pardonnez la fougue de mes mots (elle provient de mon sang Italien!!!). Une nouvelle mais fidele admiratrice. Paola Moro-Rizk

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Aucun mot ne pourrait decrire tout ce que vos tableaux suscitent ..... Que Dieu vous protege .... Ce qui est magnifique ..sont toutes les explications dont vs ecrivez. Merci de nous laisser partager tout cela avec le Maitre... Paola Moro

Frane

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hallo Herr Matar, die neuen Aquarelle sind einfach himmlisch-schˆn ~ leicht und duftig wie der Hauch eines franzˆsischen Parfums! Aber jedes andere Kunstwerk von Ihnen ist ebenfalls erstklassig! Ich w¸nsche noch ein gutes, kreatives und gesegnetes Jahr 2011 ! RoseMarie J. Pfortner

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Beautiful website for a world-class artist

Florida - Usa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hello Everybody, My name is Pamela Watson and i live in Tampa, FL. I teach 9th grade math and im 39 years old. I've been married for 12 years and have 2 wonderful children. Anyway, i am glad I found this great place and just wanted to say hi and I hope to meet a lot of you and contribute as much as I can. Have a great day. Best Wishes, Pamela

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Mr. Matar, My family and I wish to thank you again for the joy (and sometimes tears) that your poems and paintings give us. When we look at your painting we seem to be transported to a spiritual plane, so beautiful and so serene, so unending. If every Lebanese and every person in the rest of the world looked and contemplated on your paintings, I think they would feel peace and receive the message of truth - that we all come from Our One Father in Heaven, and therefore, we must live in harmony. May our lord Jesus Christ bless and protect you, your family and beloved Lebanon always! Affectionately, Nimfa

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Monsieur Matar, je vous souhaite de joyeuses P‚ques! RoseMarie

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
An important site of Lebanese arts. Mr Joseph Matar I loved your artworks.

Jordan

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wow! Entering Joseph Mattar's gallery is a unique experience. One feels the touch and smell of the hay in his splendid painting the "Harvest"! And in "Qadicha Valley", I could swear I was watching Van Gogh spraying his vivid colors in all directions! In his art, Joseph Mattar has exceeded the expressionists by infusing a spirit of Lebanon in most of his paintings, thus enhancing the flavor of ultimate beauty sensed in the curves and lines that magically roam around in each. Through Joseph Mattar, Lebanon has proven to the world of fine arts that it deserves a distinguished seat in its Universal Gallery. Many thanks are extended to William Mattar, Josephís son, for the great efforts he has exerted and is still exerting, in keeping this site a pleasure to visit. Raouf Hinnawi

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher William, je voudrais profiter de cette occasion pour te souhaiter une BONNE ANNEE. Je tiens ‡ te fÈliciter pour ton site qui síamÈliore de plus en plus et qui fait dÈcouvrir ‡ nombre díÈtrangers les ressources de notre beau pays. JíespËre que ta famille va bien et je voudrais que tu salues particuliËrement de ma part ton cher pËre qui est un vrai grand maÓtre de la peinture. Un homme sensible, qui a su saisir cette belle lumiËre libanaise quíil fait rayonner dans toutes ses crÈations, crÈations empreintes díun certain mysticisme. Encore bravo William pour tout ce que tu fais. Sonia Nigolian

Germany

★★★★★
5 5 1
Kifak Mr Matar, auf Empfehlung habe ich mir heute Ihre Kunst angeschaut. Ihre Bilder gefallen mir sehr.Sie zeigen St‰rke und Tiefgang. Kompliment! Manche Bilder bringen Erinnerungen in mir zur¸ck, denn ich habe 8 Jahre im wunderschˆnen Libanon gelebt, gearbeitet und viel gemalt...Auch auf meiner Homepage ( h***://andreas-grunert.npage.de ) "singe ich ein Loblied" auf das kleine aber feine und attraktive Land am Mittelmeer. Mit besten Gr¸flen Andreas Grunert

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hallo Monsieur Joseph Matar, faszinierend schˆne Bilder - die gemalten Zedernb‰ume erinnern mich an biblische Geschichten! Bilder und Texte verleiten zum Tr‰umen! Sie sind ein grofler K¸nstler! Bon soir - RoseMarie Pfortner

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
To every lebanese artist, As a lebanese painter, artist and designer, I have the honor to sign this guestbook which I admire alot. Best regards to all... Louloua Kawwa

Australia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you-very moving writings and art.I wish you well.

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Magnifiques poËmes ! Je ne peux rien en dire, je reste bouchÈ-bÈ.. Merci pour ces paroles, qui font office de Haut-parleur d'un peuple entier ! Mes trËs chers fÈlicitations.. ! ‡ BientÙt.

Mexico

★★★★★
5 5 1
que buen estilo de pintura la verdad me gusta mucho, felicidades Added: June 19, 2008 Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address

India

★★★★★
5 5 1
A great Artist! My breath has stopped while reviewing your works!

Spain

★★★★★
5 5 1
siempre he creido que se pinta por amor y por dinero.Joseph Matar desde luego Lo hace por amor a la vida a la paz y a la humanidad. FELICIDADES AL LIBANO POR ESTE ARTISTA TAN SUBLIME.

White Plains New York

★★★★★
5 5 1
Bonjour M. Matar, J'ai decouvert votre peinture l'annee derniere quand j'etais a Broumana pour rendre visite a ma famille: j'ai vu le tableau des drapeaux lors de la revolution du 14 mars qui se trouve dans le bureau de mon oncle, Camille Karam. Je suis tombe amoureux a l'instant meme. Depuis lors, je reve de ce tableau. Alors, mon pere vient de retourner ici du Liban, ou il vous a rencontre, et il m'a offert une tres tres belle copie de ce meme tableau, numero 19 sur 100, que vous avez meme signe pour moi! Les mots me manquent pour vous exprimer mon etat de bonheur complet en voyant ca! Je vais le faire encadrer et il aura une place d'honneur dans le salon chez moi, et j'en parlerai a tous mes amis (ici a New York) qui le verront. J'ai aussi eu l'occasion de decouvrir un peu davantage vos autres tableaux, et vous me voyez emerveille, ebloui devant votre art qui me touche profondement. Je voulais simplement vous dire combien je suis heureux et fier de pouvoir regarder votre peinture tous les jours ici chez moi. Au plaisir de vous decouvrir encore davantage, kris karam

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Salaam alaikum, Mr Matar, I am sorry it has taken me so long to email you and inform you that I received the painting print in less than 2 weeks from the time I placed the order! I am very happy with it -- the quality is so good, everyone I show the canvas to, has to touch it to make sure it really is a print rather than the actual painting! I would have emailed sooner, but I had not yet picked up the package from my parents' house, and I wanted to wait and see it with my eyes before I wrote to you about it. And then of course, it was the Eid al Adha holiday plus Christmas holiday plus western New Year, and I had been feeling sick and so delayed my trip to visit my parents (and pick up the package), and so it is only now that I can reply to you. Firstly, let me say, I was very pleased with the packaging -- it arrived in perfect condition. I also was very excited to see the stamps on the package -- stamps about Rafiq Hariri! My father immediately laid claim to those stamps, as he believes those will gain value as historical items in a few years from now. I really love the painting of the olive tree. It is lovely in itself, and then the olive tree image reminds me of stories my father tells to me about the olive orchard he and his father had planted on their land in Palestine - 200 trees - and then I remember the taste of the olive oil made from the olives of those trees. I also experience some sadness when I think those trees have been gone for some years now -- the orchard wasn't properly cared for by our relatives, so the trees died and then the zionists stole the land, and probably they have built kibbutz or high-rise apartment buildings on that land by now. So I find it very symbolic, that the painting I ordered is titled "Olive tree in tempest". My next step will be to find a frame that will fit the canvas, and after that, hang it on the wall for all to see and admire! You can be sure I will tell everyone who admires it, where I bought it from, and the name of the artist, in hopes they will be inspired to visit your website and make purchases. Many thanks, Aisha Khatib

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
I greatly admire Joseph Matar's paintings, which are so full of spiritual life, like the joy of life and our final resurrection that St. Paul promises in his epistles. They remind me of Rublev's Trinity Icon...

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hello! You have a nice site. Good job!

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Je ne sais vraiment comment exprimer mes sentiments,car j'ignore si j'ai le droit de sentir autant ..j'etais sure avant de chercher ds la location lebanonart que je vais etre plus fiere qu'avant ..plus fiere d'avoir comme vous au liban...plus fiere d'etre en contact avec vous.. je vous remercie de m'avoir informe de la nouveaute de lebanonart et je vous felicite d'arriver a ce degre de succes... je vous souhaite le progres et la reussite tjs.. avec tous mes voeux ...

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Best image for Lebanon. Great site , for a very great Artist painter & poet !!!! Keep up producing for Lebanon and for the world... Your site is one of the best image for our country Lebanon

Cote D'ivoire

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wonderfull artwork. I don't know what to tell u exactly now...but your site and artwork are wonderfull. I will send you soon an email to ask about the price of some "chef d'oeuvre". Bonne chance aux peuples Libanais pour 2007 Salam. Kisses

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Que de talent ! M. Matar est un etre entier, gÈnÈreux et dotÈ d'une grande capacitÈ r faire transcender son message! Ses oeuvres sont empreintes de douceur, de simplicitÈ et d'Èmotions! Et que dire de ses magnifiques pocmes! ce fut un vÈritable plaisir et un honneur pour moi de visiter sa galerie virtuelle! Longue vie r cet artiste de coeur et de talent!

Tunisie

★★★★★
5 5 1
Tout d'abord, bravo, ensuite bravo et sans fin Bravo. Nous en avons besoin d'un site pareil, d'un beau pareil, d'une telle EVASION, pour mieux etre. J'ecris de la poÈsie ou un semblable d'imitation de la vie. Puis-je publier un pocme, agrÈmentÈ de vos peintures? Merci et encore Bravo. Anis.

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher M Joseph Matar La vie est belle par ce que l'art, la bontÈ et les valeurs humaines coexistent. Etre artiste, c'est certainement voir la vie belle comme un sage savant, lucide et original. Ce site reprÈsente: Une originalitÈ au niveau de sa conception. Une ‚me sensible et visionnaire,l'oeuvre d'un vrai artiste. Comment peut-on dire que la vie n'est pas belle?

Italy

★★★★★
5 5 1
Im lebanese italian and irish i live in hawaii which is part of the USA but feel a lack of heritage. I am also an artist unprofessionally and a writer as well. I would like to know more about all the topics concerning lebanon art. Added: October 21, 2006 Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address

South Africa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Remarkable Surprise! I found this website by mistake, while working in my office today. It was so beautiful and intriguing, that I accomplished more for my spirit than for my company! Thank you so much for sharing your work with all of us out here in this very small world. This site is remarkable, and recognized as a gigantic effort to produce. I look forward to viewing it as a daily "relaxation moment in time" . jan

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Mr Matar, Ce rappel fut l'occasion pour moi de me laisser transporter durant quelques minutes dans la beautÈ de la peinture de Joseph Matar; bien que l'ensemble des thcmes semblent dÈmontrer une constance et une ÈgalitÈ dans le travail, j'ai un petit faible pour son Art sacrÈ lequel est assorti d'un choix de couleur qui rappelle les tapisseries, exposÈe r Angers, de l'Apocalypse de Jean Tulat, un tourbillon de feu qui nous mcne tout droit dans la galaxie.Je dois dire qu'il est ici 5:50 du matin, que le silence rcgne autour.C'est une bonne heure pour se ressourcer en portant son regard sur la crucifixion et sur l'art de Joseph Matar r reprÈsenter le feu et la lumicre qui nous attendent un jour. Est-ce le soleil du Liban en plein mois d'Aout qui lui a donnÈ cette force? Des oeuvres apocalyptiques!!

United States

★★★★★
5 5 1
Joseph Matar, homeland master, puts Lebs in better light in world I am delighted to see Joseph Matar's recent paintings. I am moved, more than ever before, to see them. Paintings of groups touched me, in a special way, and reminded me of the old country and the village, especially in the summer when we used to eat outside on the balcony in the evenings. They made the longing to my village home stronger, after 20 years of being away. His paintings brought to life the good people of the Lebanese village, with bittersweet memories. His choice of themes and selection of colors awaken warm memories of beautiful summer evenings or wonderful days in winter or any season. Further, his work opens a forgotten window on the real kind of people the folks from my old homeland are. Also, he puts us all, who come from Lebanese origin, in a better light in the world. Master Joseph Matar is another giant from Lebanon who makes me proud of my heritage and old country. I surely hope that he continues to receive the recognition and appreciation which he deserves. With my profound respect and admiration, Salim George Khalaf, ex-resident of Souk El-Gharb/Bmakine Chapel Hill, NC, USA My website: http://phoenicia.org "A Bequest Unearthed, Phoenicia" -- Encyclopedia Phoenician

Switzerland

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is one of the best (if not the best) websites I have ever seen in my life. I adore the poetry section. This is how art will be presented in the future!! And what a wonderful way you are doing it. Many regards.

Canada

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear William, Best regards to you and your father..it is a lovely site you've got here...Great Work Your father Art is shinning on all pages All the best from me and looking for metting you Naeim

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★★★★★
5 5 1
Nice site!

Germany

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you Thank you Thank you for providing us with a way to be involved with the appreciation of Art in Lebanon!! It is a beautifull thing you have done... I appreciate that.

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lina Kanaan Impressing site! It was a pleasure visiting the gallery of Lebanon Art. I was very impressed by such an elegant work. It is indeed a gallery of "Beauty, emotions & feelings". You've done a very interesting job over there. Exploring the world of Joseph Matar was a real pleasure, even though it distract me for one hour from my work. Anyway, congratulations and Good Luck. Sincerely

Brazil

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great Web site, Your site is really a work of "Art"

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Votre site est superbe, plein de poÈsie et de reves.

Ghana

★★★★★
5 5 1
Merveilleux ! Remarquable! Fantastique ! J'utilise ces adjectifs pour qualifier le site d'internet de l'artiste peintre Joseph Matar. La semaine dernicre j'ai regardÈ 2 fois le site et je trouve que celui qui l'a installÈ a fait un travail magnifique. C'est beaucoup mieux qu'au dÈbut et il y a des tableaux excellents.

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher william, Je voudrais seulement te dire combien on est content de voir le site Lebanon Art.Les peintures de ton pere sont vraiment tres tres tres...jolies.Il montre le talent d'un artiste presque jamais vu dans le monde entier... Je n'ai jamais vu un don pareil, c'est vraiment formidable!! Passionnee de peinture

United States

★★★★★
5 5 1
I only would like to express, from usa, my feeling about the painting displayed in Lebanon Art site.I really can't find words...It's really outstanding and suberbe. Only I would like to express my greatness to the artist and great poet Joseph Matar. Keep up doing well... you are really a Strong Olive tree...!!

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
It is just to thank you for making the Internet beautiful.

Deutschland

★★★★★
5 5 1
Großer Künstler - große Kunst, Herr Joseph Matar! Beeindruckend alle Ihre Werke auf der gesamten Website! Rosemarie J. Pfortner
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Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Only to tell you that your site is a must. Very interesting to see such an amazing artist. Greating to the artist Matar.

Canada (West Coast)

★★★★★
5 5 1
I came across your web-site, art and poetry quite by Providence. When I saw your work, both in word and on palette, I knew that you knew Christ. I wept. And I prayed and gave thanks to G-- that you honour Him with your life and your life's work. The few pieces that I have seen (and they are very few) are very powerful and very beautiful. Perhaps some day I may be able to purchase one of your paintings to place in my home. Perhaps, God-willing. The Lord has been very good to me recently in that He has introduced me to the work of one of His painters, (you) and also to the work of one of His composers, Arvo Part. Now I have SO much more to enjoy. Thank you and many Blessings of G-d.

France Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Les belles paroles ne sont pas vraies Les paroles vraies ne sont pas belles. Cependant il faut bien s'exprimer. Monsieur Joseph Mattar, lors du vernissage, le 18 mars dernier, j'ai eu envie de dÈrober vos peintures. Pour les garder pour moi, comme des gr‚ces...

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Dr. Matar, It was my pleasure meeting you the other day for i have made a new role model 🙂 You are truly and amazing artists, i can't get enough of this website and your paintings.

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Really an amazing artist and style!

1110 MORGES - Suisse/Switzerland

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Monsieur Matar, cher MaÓtre, Par l'aimable entremise de votre fils, M. William Matar, j'ai eu le grand plaisir d'admirer l'intÈgralitÈ de votre oeuvre. Vos trËs beaux portraits ont tout particuliËrement retenu mon attention. AgrÈez, cher Monsieur Matar, cher MaÓtre, mes trËs respectueuses salutations. Marcel Gottofrey

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Maitre... En cette Semaine Sainte...je viens de decouvrir le tableau de Maria Magdalena et votre poeme... Vos tableaux me bouleversent...c'est incroyable le don que vous avez recu ...et je remercie Dieu d'avoir la chance de voir vos oeuvres ....vos personnages prennent vie....la foule semble se mouvoir...vers le personnage principal qui est le Christ... Quant a' vos poemes....une pure merveille...de veracite' et d'amour envers LUI...sans qui nous n'existerions pas.. Je profite de l'occasion pour vous souhaiter une Sainte Fete De Paques. Que Dieu vous garde....vous ,et tous les etres qui vous sont chers. Paola Moro-Rizk

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher Maitre, Grace a' la gentilesse de votre fils William, je decouvre pas a' pas tous vos talents. Je viens de lire la poesie que vous avez dediee' au petit garcon mort si tragiquement... La toile ou' vous le representez est si touchante..lorsque l'on ne connait pas l'histoire de Philippe mais apres avoir lu la poesie cela devient encore plus fort....j'envie (dans le bon sens) la facilite' que vous avez a' capter les sentiments et a' nous faire comprendre meme sansla nomer votre toile. Que Dieu vous garde et toute votre famille. Cher Maitre, pardonnez la fougue de mes mots (elle provient de mon sang Italien!!!). Une nouvelle mais fidele admiratrice. Paola Moro-Rizk

Italia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Aucun mot ne pourrait decrire tout ce que vos tableaux suscitent ..... Que Dieu vous protege .... Ce qui est magnifique ..sont toutes les explications dont vs ecrivez. Merci de nous laisser partager tout cela avec le Maitre... Paola Moro

Frane

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hallo Herr Matar, die neuen Aquarelle sind einfach himmlisch-schˆn ~ leicht und duftig wie der Hauch eines franzˆsischen Parfums! Aber jedes andere Kunstwerk von Ihnen ist ebenfalls erstklassig! Ich w¸nsche noch ein gutes, kreatives und gesegnetes Jahr 2011 ! RoseMarie J. Pfortner

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Beautiful website for a world-class artist

Florida - Usa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hello Everybody, My name is Pamela Watson and i live in Tampa, FL. I teach 9th grade math and im 39 years old. I've been married for 12 years and have 2 wonderful children. Anyway, i am glad I found this great place and just wanted to say hi and I hope to meet a lot of you and contribute as much as I can. Have a great day. Best Wishes, Pamela

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear Mr. Matar, My family and I wish to thank you again for the joy (and sometimes tears) that your poems and paintings give us. When we look at your painting we seem to be transported to a spiritual plane, so beautiful and so serene, so unending. If every Lebanese and every person in the rest of the world looked and contemplated on your paintings, I think they would feel peace and receive the message of truth - that we all come from Our One Father in Heaven, and therefore, we must live in harmony. May our lord Jesus Christ bless and protect you, your family and beloved Lebanon always! Affectionately, Nimfa

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Monsieur Matar, je vous souhaite de joyeuses P‚ques! RoseMarie

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
An important site of Lebanese arts. Mr Joseph Matar I loved your artworks.

Jordan

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wow! Entering Joseph Mattar's gallery is a unique experience. One feels the touch and smell of the hay in his splendid painting the "Harvest"! And in "Qadicha Valley", I could swear I was watching Van Gogh spraying his vivid colors in all directions! In his art, Joseph Mattar has exceeded the expressionists by infusing a spirit of Lebanon in most of his paintings, thus enhancing the flavor of ultimate beauty sensed in the curves and lines that magically roam around in each. Through Joseph Mattar, Lebanon has proven to the world of fine arts that it deserves a distinguished seat in its Universal Gallery. Many thanks are extended to William Mattar, Josephís son, for the great efforts he has exerted and is still exerting, in keeping this site a pleasure to visit. Raouf Hinnawi

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher William, je voudrais profiter de cette occasion pour te souhaiter une BONNE ANNEE. Je tiens ‡ te fÈliciter pour ton site qui síamÈliore de plus en plus et qui fait dÈcouvrir ‡ nombre díÈtrangers les ressources de notre beau pays. JíespËre que ta famille va bien et je voudrais que tu salues particuliËrement de ma part ton cher pËre qui est un vrai grand maÓtre de la peinture. Un homme sensible, qui a su saisir cette belle lumiËre libanaise quíil fait rayonner dans toutes ses crÈations, crÈations empreintes díun certain mysticisme. Encore bravo William pour tout ce que tu fais. Sonia Nigolian

Germany

★★★★★
5 5 1
Kifak Mr Matar, auf Empfehlung habe ich mir heute Ihre Kunst angeschaut. Ihre Bilder gefallen mir sehr.Sie zeigen St‰rke und Tiefgang. Kompliment! Manche Bilder bringen Erinnerungen in mir zur¸ck, denn ich habe 8 Jahre im wunderschˆnen Libanon gelebt, gearbeitet und viel gemalt...Auch auf meiner Homepage ( h***://andreas-grunert.npage.de ) "singe ich ein Loblied" auf das kleine aber feine und attraktive Land am Mittelmeer. Mit besten Gr¸flen Andreas Grunert

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hallo Monsieur Joseph Matar, faszinierend schˆne Bilder - die gemalten Zedernb‰ume erinnern mich an biblische Geschichten! Bilder und Texte verleiten zum Tr‰umen! Sie sind ein grofler K¸nstler! Bon soir - RoseMarie Pfortner

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
To every lebanese artist, As a lebanese painter, artist and designer, I have the honor to sign this guestbook which I admire alot. Best regards to all... Louloua Kawwa

Australia

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you-very moving writings and art.I wish you well.

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Magnifiques poËmes ! Je ne peux rien en dire, je reste bouchÈ-bÈ.. Merci pour ces paroles, qui font office de Haut-parleur d'un peuple entier ! Mes trËs chers fÈlicitations.. ! ‡ BientÙt.

Mexico

★★★★★
5 5 1
que buen estilo de pintura la verdad me gusta mucho, felicidades Added: June 19, 2008 Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address

India

★★★★★
5 5 1
A great Artist! My breath has stopped while reviewing your works!

Spain

★★★★★
5 5 1
siempre he creido que se pinta por amor y por dinero.Joseph Matar desde luego Lo hace por amor a la vida a la paz y a la humanidad. FELICIDADES AL LIBANO POR ESTE ARTISTA TAN SUBLIME.

White Plains New York

★★★★★
5 5 1
Bonjour M. Matar, J'ai decouvert votre peinture l'annee derniere quand j'etais a Broumana pour rendre visite a ma famille: j'ai vu le tableau des drapeaux lors de la revolution du 14 mars qui se trouve dans le bureau de mon oncle, Camille Karam. Je suis tombe amoureux a l'instant meme. Depuis lors, je reve de ce tableau. Alors, mon pere vient de retourner ici du Liban, ou il vous a rencontre, et il m'a offert une tres tres belle copie de ce meme tableau, numero 19 sur 100, que vous avez meme signe pour moi! Les mots me manquent pour vous exprimer mon etat de bonheur complet en voyant ca! Je vais le faire encadrer et il aura une place d'honneur dans le salon chez moi, et j'en parlerai a tous mes amis (ici a New York) qui le verront. J'ai aussi eu l'occasion de decouvrir un peu davantage vos autres tableaux, et vous me voyez emerveille, ebloui devant votre art qui me touche profondement. Je voulais simplement vous dire combien je suis heureux et fier de pouvoir regarder votre peinture tous les jours ici chez moi. Au plaisir de vous decouvrir encore davantage, kris karam

USA

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5 5 1
Salaam alaikum, Mr Matar, I am sorry it has taken me so long to email you and inform you that I received the painting print in less than 2 weeks from the time I placed the order! I am very happy with it -- the quality is so good, everyone I show the canvas to, has to touch it to make sure it really is a print rather than the actual painting! I would have emailed sooner, but I had not yet picked up the package from my parents' house, and I wanted to wait and see it with my eyes before I wrote to you about it. And then of course, it was the Eid al Adha holiday plus Christmas holiday plus western New Year, and I had been feeling sick and so delayed my trip to visit my parents (and pick up the package), and so it is only now that I can reply to you. Firstly, let me say, I was very pleased with the packaging -- it arrived in perfect condition. I also was very excited to see the stamps on the package -- stamps about Rafiq Hariri! My father immediately laid claim to those stamps, as he believes those will gain value as historical items in a few years from now. I really love the painting of the olive tree. It is lovely in itself, and then the olive tree image reminds me of stories my father tells to me about the olive orchard he and his father had planted on their land in Palestine - 200 trees - and then I remember the taste of the olive oil made from the olives of those trees. I also experience some sadness when I think those trees have been gone for some years now -- the orchard wasn't properly cared for by our relatives, so the trees died and then the zionists stole the land, and probably they have built kibbutz or high-rise apartment buildings on that land by now. So I find it very symbolic, that the painting I ordered is titled "Olive tree in tempest". My next step will be to find a frame that will fit the canvas, and after that, hang it on the wall for all to see and admire! You can be sure I will tell everyone who admires it, where I bought it from, and the name of the artist, in hopes they will be inspired to visit your website and make purchases. Many thanks, Aisha Khatib

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
I greatly admire Joseph Matar's paintings, which are so full of spiritual life, like the joy of life and our final resurrection that St. Paul promises in his epistles. They remind me of Rublev's Trinity Icon...

USA

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hello! You have a nice site. Good job!

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Je ne sais vraiment comment exprimer mes sentiments,car j'ignore si j'ai le droit de sentir autant ..j'etais sure avant de chercher ds la location lebanonart que je vais etre plus fiere qu'avant ..plus fiere d'avoir comme vous au liban...plus fiere d'etre en contact avec vous.. je vous remercie de m'avoir informe de la nouveaute de lebanonart et je vous felicite d'arriver a ce degre de succes... je vous souhaite le progres et la reussite tjs.. avec tous mes voeux ...

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
Best image for Lebanon. Great site , for a very great Artist painter & poet !!!! Keep up producing for Lebanon and for the world... Your site is one of the best image for our country Lebanon

Cote D'ivoire

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wonderfull artwork. I don't know what to tell u exactly now...but your site and artwork are wonderfull. I will send you soon an email to ask about the price of some "chef d'oeuvre". Bonne chance aux peuples Libanais pour 2007 Salam. Kisses

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Que de talent ! M. Matar est un etre entier, gÈnÈreux et dotÈ d'une grande capacitÈ r faire transcender son message! Ses oeuvres sont empreintes de douceur, de simplicitÈ et d'Èmotions! Et que dire de ses magnifiques pocmes! ce fut un vÈritable plaisir et un honneur pour moi de visiter sa galerie virtuelle! Longue vie r cet artiste de coeur et de talent!

Tunisie

★★★★★
5 5 1
Tout d'abord, bravo, ensuite bravo et sans fin Bravo. Nous en avons besoin d'un site pareil, d'un beau pareil, d'une telle EVASION, pour mieux etre. J'ecris de la poÈsie ou un semblable d'imitation de la vie. Puis-je publier un pocme, agrÈmentÈ de vos peintures? Merci et encore Bravo. Anis.

Liban

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher M Joseph Matar La vie est belle par ce que l'art, la bontÈ et les valeurs humaines coexistent. Etre artiste, c'est certainement voir la vie belle comme un sage savant, lucide et original. Ce site reprÈsente: Une originalitÈ au niveau de sa conception. Une ‚me sensible et visionnaire,l'oeuvre d'un vrai artiste. Comment peut-on dire que la vie n'est pas belle?

Italy

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5 5 1
Im lebanese italian and irish i live in hawaii which is part of the USA but feel a lack of heritage. I am also an artist unprofessionally and a writer as well. I would like to know more about all the topics concerning lebanon art. Added: October 21, 2006 Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address

South Africa

★★★★★
5 5 1
Remarkable Surprise! I found this website by mistake, while working in my office today. It was so beautiful and intriguing, that I accomplished more for my spirit than for my company! Thank you so much for sharing your work with all of us out here in this very small world. This site is remarkable, and recognized as a gigantic effort to produce. I look forward to viewing it as a daily "relaxation moment in time" . jan

France

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5 5 1
Cher Mr Matar, Ce rappel fut l'occasion pour moi de me laisser transporter durant quelques minutes dans la beautÈ de la peinture de Joseph Matar; bien que l'ensemble des thcmes semblent dÈmontrer une constance et une ÈgalitÈ dans le travail, j'ai un petit faible pour son Art sacrÈ lequel est assorti d'un choix de couleur qui rappelle les tapisseries, exposÈe r Angers, de l'Apocalypse de Jean Tulat, un tourbillon de feu qui nous mcne tout droit dans la galaxie.Je dois dire qu'il est ici 5:50 du matin, que le silence rcgne autour.C'est une bonne heure pour se ressourcer en portant son regard sur la crucifixion et sur l'art de Joseph Matar r reprÈsenter le feu et la lumicre qui nous attendent un jour. Est-ce le soleil du Liban en plein mois d'Aout qui lui a donnÈ cette force? Des oeuvres apocalyptiques!!

United States

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5 5 1
Joseph Matar, homeland master, puts Lebs in better light in world I am delighted to see Joseph Matar's recent paintings. I am moved, more than ever before, to see them. Paintings of groups touched me, in a special way, and reminded me of the old country and the village, especially in the summer when we used to eat outside on the balcony in the evenings. They made the longing to my village home stronger, after 20 years of being away. His paintings brought to life the good people of the Lebanese village, with bittersweet memories. His choice of themes and selection of colors awaken warm memories of beautiful summer evenings or wonderful days in winter or any season. Further, his work opens a forgotten window on the real kind of people the folks from my old homeland are. Also, he puts us all, who come from Lebanese origin, in a better light in the world. Master Joseph Matar is another giant from Lebanon who makes me proud of my heritage and old country. I surely hope that he continues to receive the recognition and appreciation which he deserves. With my profound respect and admiration, Salim George Khalaf, ex-resident of Souk El-Gharb/Bmakine Chapel Hill, NC, USA My website: http://phoenicia.org "A Bequest Unearthed, Phoenicia" -- Encyclopedia Phoenician

Switzerland

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is one of the best (if not the best) websites I have ever seen in my life. I adore the poetry section. This is how art will be presented in the future!! And what a wonderful way you are doing it. Many regards.

Canada

★★★★★
5 5 1
Dear William, Best regards to you and your father..it is a lovely site you've got here...Great Work Your father Art is shinning on all pages All the best from me and looking for metting you Naeim

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★★★★★
5 5 1
Nice site!

Germany

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you Thank you Thank you for providing us with a way to be involved with the appreciation of Art in Lebanon!! It is a beautifull thing you have done... I appreciate that.

Lebanon

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5 5 1
Lina Kanaan Impressing site! It was a pleasure visiting the gallery of Lebanon Art. I was very impressed by such an elegant work. It is indeed a gallery of "Beauty, emotions & feelings". You've done a very interesting job over there. Exploring the world of Joseph Matar was a real pleasure, even though it distract me for one hour from my work. Anyway, congratulations and Good Luck. Sincerely

Brazil

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great Web site, Your site is really a work of "Art"

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Votre site est superbe, plein de poÈsie et de reves.

Ghana

★★★★★
5 5 1
Merveilleux ! Remarquable! Fantastique ! J'utilise ces adjectifs pour qualifier le site d'internet de l'artiste peintre Joseph Matar. La semaine dernicre j'ai regardÈ 2 fois le site et je trouve que celui qui l'a installÈ a fait un travail magnifique. C'est beaucoup mieux qu'au dÈbut et il y a des tableaux excellents.

France

★★★★★
5 5 1
Cher william, Je voudrais seulement te dire combien on est content de voir le site Lebanon Art.Les peintures de ton pere sont vraiment tres tres tres...jolies.Il montre le talent d'un artiste presque jamais vu dans le monde entier... Je n'ai jamais vu un don pareil, c'est vraiment formidable!! Passionnee de peinture

United States

★★★★★
5 5 1
I only would like to express, from usa, my feeling about the painting displayed in Lebanon Art site.I really can't find words...It's really outstanding and suberbe. Only I would like to express my greatness to the artist and great poet Joseph Matar. Keep up doing well... you are really a Strong Olive tree...!!

Lebanon

★★★★★
5 5 1
It is just to thank you for making the Internet beautiful.

Deutschland

★★★★★
5 5 1
Großer Künstler - große Kunst, Herr Joseph Matar! Beeindruckend alle Ihre Werke auf der gesamten Website! Rosemarie J. Pfortner