The French embassy has a profusion of images, including this rustic scene.
There are also traditional oriental themes of marvellous cities and flying carpets adorning the embassy's walls.
Fantasy images are popular with Iraqi artists, with a profusion of doves, symbolising a peace that eludes Iraq today.
Mosques and churches vie for space in this invocation of religious tolerance and inclusion.
The themes are in sharp contrast to the concrete-and-barbed-wire landscape they decorate.