Fetal Fityan: The Dignity of Purpose - Ali Omar Ermes' Exploration of Ethics and Social Justice through the Letter Lamm
In Ali Omar Ermes' painting, the letter Lamm is depicted as solid and dominant against a backdrop of various challenges and conditions. The painting is inspired by a poem from the reference source "Bahjat Al Majalis" by Ebni Abdel Birr Al Qurtobi, a renowned jurisprudent and literature scientist from the 10th century.
"Bahjat Al Majalis," or "The Delights of Assemblies," is a collection of poems and sayings compiled by Al Qurtobi that explores themes of ethics, morality, and social justice. The poem that inspired Ermes' painting speaks of the qualities of a true dignified individual, stating that they are not concerned with satisfying their own whims and desires, but rather are constantly striving to be of benefit to humanity. Whether it be helping the needy, saving the endangered, or standing up to injustice, this person is always looking for ways to make a positive impact on the world around them.
This thought-provoking artwork, produced in 2003 and measuring 123cm x 112cm, is made with acrylic and ink on paper. It can currently be found in the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Ermes' artwork serves as a reminder of the importance of upholding one's values and principles, even in the face of challenges and difficulties. By striving to be of benefit to others and standing up for what is right, we can embody the qualities of a true dignified individual as described in the poems of Ebni Abdel Birr Al Qurtobi's "Bahjat Al Majalis." This timeless collection serves as a valuable source of wisdom and guidance for those seeking to live a life of integrity and purpose.
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