"Lam-Alif Libnul Muttazz" is an exceptional piece of art that showcases the striking contrast of color and the interplay between visual and written expression. Created in 1987, this artwork is a true masterpiece that captures the attention of the viewer with its bold and striking visual appeal.
The poem featured in this piece is by Abbassi Amir Ibnal Muttaaz, a renowned ninth century Arab poet who wrote during the times of the Abbassid Caliph Amir Al Mu'mineen. This poem speaks of the intellectual who is able to see the future with such clarity and insight, it is as if he were there first. His vast knowledge, experience, and expression allow him to shed light and clarity on any topic he writes about.
This artwork, created with acrylics and ink on paper, measures approximately 97cm x 103cm and is currently on loan for the "Artistas Por La Paz" Artists for Peace Exhibition in Madrid, Spain. It is a testament to the enduring power of both art and poetry, and the way they can come together to create something truly captivating and thought-provoking.
The clear-cut ideas and contrasts depicted in this piece highlight the significance of both the visual and written forms of expression in conveying powerful messages and ideas. It is a true celebration of the interplay between art and poetry, and the way they can enhance and complement each other.
In Ali Omar Ermes' artwork, the concept of Silah, or connection, charity, and goodwill, is explored through the inclusion of poetry from some of the greatest classical Arabic poets, including Zuhair ibn Abi Sulma, Urwah ebnul Warrd, Ali ebn Abi Talib, and Ali ebn Al Rumi. These poets wrote about the necessity of giving charity to the right causes and how this serves as one of Islam's fundamental aims in creating a kinder society.