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Ali Omar Ermes: Artwork "La-Tahzann - Do Not Despair" | Beautiful Stories!

In this episode, I present an artwork piece produced in 1993 named "La-Tahzann" which means: Do not despair i.e do not allow negative thoughts to occupy your mind.

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.

The original artwork was addressed, in 1993, to the suffering people of Bosnia and all sufferers of genocide, prejudice, persecution, injustice, ignorance, and indifference, both ancient and modern.


Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar
Qaffon Aasif: Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Libyan Hero Omar Al Mukhtar

This artwork shows an unfamiliar way of executing the letter Qaff, which in some ways resembles the old Kufic script. Unusually in the work of Ali Omar Ermes, it has stormy golden strokes around its sides. A comparable painting, similar in style, can be found at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

The texts are poems by Ahmed Shawqi about the very well known resistance Libyan leader Omar Al-Mukhtar who died in 1932. Omar Mukhtar is an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya, just prior to World War II.

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Silah (Connection): Ali Omar Ermes Artwork Promoting the Value of Good Deeds

This artwork conveys a range of bright, powerful colours in yellows, olive greens, and related colours, with a busy lively link between foreground and background. The Arabic word Silah, when translated in English, has a variety of related meanings including connection, linkage, bond, tie, relation, and charity.

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Ali Omar Ermes Artwork about the Misuse of Nature

This beautiful painting named "Crossfire - Leaf Four" is the fourth of a series of paintings dealing with the theme of environment and man's abuse of nature.

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