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Islamic Art Ali Omar Ermes: Artwork about the Importance of Treating People Fairly

In this episode, I present an artwork piece produced in 1993 named "Tughriyat Ebni Zuhair". This painting comprises of visible brush strokes in prominent yellows, greens, and blues.
The artwork shows the importance of treating people fairly and the consequences for those who do not.
Poems by the poet Kaab Ebni Zuhair. The poems can be interpreted as follows: "Ask protection from God not to suffer hardship or to do what is wrong or shameful, otherwise, you are a loser who is either a criminal or a victim of crime."

Also featuring a fantastic short story of Juha, one of his many tales about himself and his neighbour. Juha is a historical character who breaks down complex situations with simple but creative solutions and presents them in a clever and joyful way so make sure you watch until the end!


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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