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House Of Peace

Panoramic view of Jerusalem, acrylic on canvas, 400 × 200 cm
The Western Wall, acrylic on canvas, 200 × 200 cm

It has always been Sir David’s dream to see peace and harmony between the three great monotheistic faiths become reality.

Through a special commission, reflecting his passion of combining art with interfaith understanding, five large paintings by the artist Ben Johnson together create a House of Peace between the three faiths.

The first four include a panorama of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, the Christian Quarter and the Dome of the Rock. The fifth painting, designed by Professor Khalili depicts a Circle of Peace, a kaleidoscope of the word ‘peace’ in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The circle centres on the eternal light surrounded by the name of the Almighty in the same three languages.

The Christian Quarter, acrylic on canvas, 200 × 200 cm
The Dome of the Rock, acrylic on canvas, 200 × 200 cm

By exhibiting this ‘House of Peace‘ around the world the Maimonides Interfaith Initiative aims to show people that there is far more that unites them than divides them.

Read Sir David’s statement about the House of Peace project here.
The Circle of Peace, acrylic on canvas (full), 200 × 200 cm Designed by Nasser D. Khalili
House of Peace Concept

*The five House of Peace art works were created by Ben Johnson, commissioned by the Khalili Foundation which [jointly] owns the copyright. This photograph of the work is released here under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence.