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LA TAHZANN - DO NOT DESPAIR

LA TAHZANN - DO NOT DESPAIR

At a glance, this artwork presents an array of fresh, sunny colours handled with ease and splendour.

It features poems by Abdul Rahman Al Attawi reiterating that he is firmly adamant that nothing will make him lose heart against hardship nor will he lose sight or be swept away in false glory.

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MUTHAQAFAT ABI TAMMAM

MUTHAQAFAT ABI TAMMAM

Abu Tammam is one of the most excellent of Arab poets, he lived during the Abbasid time and he was known for his innovation in Arabic poetry and literature as he brought rich colour and added new tones of musical expression in it.

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MEEM, THA, ALIF: TURAATH (HERITAGE)

MEEM, THA, ALIF: TURAATH (HERITAGE)

A symbol of heritage, as we inherit what we inherit to appreciate and to look after this heritage, thus enabling it to reach the next generations.

The poem is by the Abbasid poet Abu Al-Ataahiah, who tells us

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WAW

WAW

Waw is a letter equivalent to the letter W in European languages.
In this work, the emphasis is on the relation between the foreground and the background, where the two elements want to grab the intention of the viewer – as if the two dimensions are one, transparency is the keyword here.

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HARF AL MEEM

HARF AL MEEM

This painting consists of the Harf Al Meem in a version of painted Thuluth. Poem by Hatem At-Taaie debating with his wife on the right policy for their financial management.

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POSSESSION

POSSESSION

These are the letters seen, sheen, Ssadd and dhad in a form where the structure of the artwork is held tightly by the composition structures.

The poetry is by Al Motannabbi who says:
“Before merit can be given to physical courage, there is the first and foremost which is the courage of opinion. Therefore, if these two elements are present in a person you probably have a perfect human being. Nevertheless, we have to know what the difference is between the thoughtless beast and the considerate human. It is the intellect; it is the logic as, without that, the least of beasts can uproot the human race altogether if not for their reasons.”

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