"Their eloquence and depth, an enduring force A testament to the beauty of our language"
This excerpt celebrates the enduring power of poetry, specifically the Seven Odes of Al Muallaqat As Sabaa or Prize Poems. These poems, known for their eloquence and historical significance, have stood the test of time and continue to be a source of pride and a symbol of the rich cultural tradition of Arabic literature. The excerpt highlights the depth and beauty of these poems, and serves as a tribute to the enduring power of language and the written word.
Ali Omar Ermes' "The Seventh Ode" is a stunning tribute to the rich tradition of Arabic poetry. One of a series of seven paintings celebrating the Seven Odes of Arabic poetry, known as Al Muallaqat As Sabaa or Prize Poems, this artwork honors the power of eloquence and historic significance of these revered works.
"The Power of Injustice: A Poetic Critique of Society's Failings" is a thought-provoking artwork created by Ali Omar Ermes in 1991. This piece tackles the difficult subject of injustice and its impact on society, using the inscriptions from a powerful poem by the first Abbasid Caliph, Abu Jaafar Al Mansour, to explore the themes of poverty, inequality, and social unrest.
"As-Ssad: A Poetic Tribute to the Power of Love and Reconciliation" is a stunning artwork created in 1979 by Ali Omar Ermes. This piece is dedicated to the enduring power of love and forgiveness, and features an inscription quoting a poem by Zuhair Ibn Abi Sulma, a pre-Islamic poet known for his beautiful verses and his role as a pioneer of Arabic poetry.
"Visual Sounds: The Artistic Celebration of Arabic Script" is a breathtaking artwork created by Ali Omar Ermes in 1991. This piece celebrates the fluid beauty and versatility of the Arabic script, and its ability to capture the sounds and rhythms of the spoken language in visual form.
"The Songbird's Melody: A Poetic Exploration of Joy and Sorrow" is an abstract artwork by Ali Omar Ermes currently on display at The National Museum of African Art in The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.