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  • Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom | Ali Omar Ermes

    Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom

    Beautiful works by Ali Omar Ermes

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  • Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom | Ali Omar Ermes

    Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom

    Beautiful works by Ali Omar Ermes

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  • Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom | Ali Omar Ermes

    Discover the magnificence of painted wisdom

    Beautiful works by Ali Omar Ermes

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  • Discover the magnificence of painted Arabic letterforms | Ali Omar Ermes

    Discover the magnificence of painted Arabic letterforms

    Beautiful works by Ali Omar Ermes

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Ali Omar Ermes (b.1945) Libyan/British contemporary artist active since the 1960s. His widely exhibited works explore the relationships between art, values, science, morals, life & death. Interwoven with excerpts from literature, mainly Arabic poetry, colors, forms, space & rhythm resulting in visual & musical wonders.

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Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar
Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar

This artwork shows an unfamiliar way of executing the letter Qaff, which in some ways resembles the old Kufic script. Unusually in the work of Ali Omar Ermes, it has stormy golden strokes around its sides. A comparable painting, similar in style, can be found at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

The texts are poems by Ahmed Shawqi about the very well known resistance Libyan leader Omar Al-Mukhtar who died in 1932. Omar Mukhtar is an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya, just prior to World War II.

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Silah (Connection): Ali Omar Ermes Artwork Promoting the Value of Good Deeds
Silah (Connection): Ali Omar Ermes Artwork Promoting the Value of Good Deeds

This artwork conveys a range of bright, powerful colours in yellows, olive greens, and related colours, with a busy lively link between foreground and background. The Arabic word Silah, when translated in English, has a variety of related meanings including connection, linkage, bond, tie, relation, and charity.

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Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Misuse of Nature
Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Misuse of Nature

This beautiful painting named "Crossfire - Leaf Four" is the fourth of a series of paintings dealing with the theme of environment and man's abuse of nature.

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Arts are an ongoing process of creativity based on theoretical knowledge and practical know-how. This is to expand mankind’s horizons in all areas of human endeavours.
The contribution of all races, cultures and languages in Islamic civilisation gives them a unifying sense of purpose and as a matter of course gave tremendous powers to refine the intellect of the human mind and enrich the taste of people’s experiences. 

PEACE MEANS JUSTICE: In this work, Ali Omar aims to establish that “peace is conditioned on justice and that no real peace is without real justice.”  The composition contains twenty-three languages including Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese, Javanese, English, French, Hausa, Swahili, Bengal, Urdu, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Turkish, Kwanyama, German, Greek and Japanese.

 

My vision is to help recognise these powers of thought and to re-ignite our modern imagination in its individual and universal sense to be able to embrace all its characteristics, enjoy its fruits and refer to it as a major resource of hope and optimism for a better future for all humanity.

– Ali Omar Ermes

 Artwork titled: Peace means justice. In this work, Ali Omar aims to establish that “peace is conditioned on justice and that no real peace is without real justice.”

The composition contains twenty-three languages including Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese, Javanese, English, French, Hausa, Swahili, Bengal, Urdu, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Turkish, Kwanyama, German, Greek and Japanese.