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La Tahzann - Do Not Despair: Hope in the Face of Adversity

La Tahzann - Do Not Despair: Hope in the Face of Adversity

"La Tahzann - Do Not Despair" is a vibrant and striking artwork that radiates hope and resilience. At the heart of the piece are poems by Abdul Rahman Al Attawi, a powerful voice in the Arab literary world. These poems, written with unwavering determination, remind us that no matter how difficult the journey may be, we must never lose hope or give in to despair.

This artwork, created in 1993, was originally dedicated to the people of Bosnia and all those who have suffered from the horrors of genocide, prejudice, and injustice. Its bright colors and bold brushstrokes serve as a beacon of light and a reminder that even in the darkest of times, we can find strength and solace in the beauty of art.

Measuring 250cm x 150cm and crafted from acrylic and ink on paper mounted on canvas, "La Tahzann - Do Not Despair" is a powerful and enduring masterpiece. It currently resides with a private collector in the UAE, serving as a testament to the enduring power of hope and resilience.

Here is an example poem by Abdul Rahman Al Attawi:

I will not despair
Though the night be long and dreary
I will keep my head held high
For I know that dawn will come
And with it, a new day
Full of possibilities and hope

And here is an example of a poem about genocide and injustice:

The world is a broken place
Where injustice and hatred thrive
Where the innocent are slaughtered
And their screams ignored
But we must not lose hope
For love and justice will prevail
In the end, we will triumph
Over the forces of evil and despair.

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"Ermes uses a bold and striking color palette in "Alif Succoon", incorporating shades of red and black to convey a sense of passion and intensity. The composition of the artwork is dynamic and expressive, with the elements arranged to create a sense of movement and energy. The use of texture and form adds depth and dimension to the piece, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to explore its themes more deeply.

The poem written by Muaan Ibn Aws, one of the most influential poets in Arabic literature, speaks out against corruption and social decay, declaring the poet's stance on honor. The artwork captures the emotion and urgency of the poem, inviting the viewer to consider their own values and beliefs."

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