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LAMMATUL LAMM

LAMMATUL LAMM

This artwork shows the grabbing of the expression Lamm, the Arabic equivalent of the English letter L. It has powerful, dominant blows of brush strokes in single colours softened by sensitive swipes in middles tones of the pigment making this complicated piece of art very simple and vice-versa.

The poems are by the well known Abdullah Ibnul Mubarek, the general meaning of which says:

“Doing good to humanity is always fundamentally right and good, never mind who appreciates it from who do not.”

Original name (Arabic): لامة اللام
Original production date: 2003
Artwork Size: 150cm x 120cm
Materials: Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: Private Collector






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ALIF SUCOON
ALIF SUCOON

With eight lines of the poem by Muaan Ibn Aws. The verses describe the poet’s stand for honour, rejecting and condemning corruption and social decay.

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TUGHRA
TUGHRA

This vibrant piece contains the verse from the learned philosopher-poet Abul Ala Al Ma’arri, in which he says:

“When I utter the implausible, I can shout it out loud without fear or favour, but when I speak of the truth I have to whisper”

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HARF UL DAL
HARF UL DAL

This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.

It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.

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