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Stunning Contemporary Islamic Artwork from Ali Omar Ermes


 

In this episode, I present an artwork piece produced in 1987 named "Lam-Alif Libnul Muttazz". This stunning piece displays the power of contrast in colour. The clear-cut ideas, between the visual and the writing in poetry.

The poem featured in this artwork is by Abbassi Amir Ibnal Muttaaz. It reflects the historical state of the Abbassid Caliph in the Amir Al Mu’mineen’s times in the ninth century at the heart of the Arab lands and Muslim civilisation.

Here the poem engages in the description of the intellectual who because of his sense of knowledge, experience, and expression, could be interpreted like this:

He is able to foresee the future just as if he was there first by the conclusion of reason. Therefore the moment he takes pen to paper, he opens the door of light and the clarity of crystal on what so ever he is putting his opinion on.

The original artwork was produced in 1987, acrylics and ink on paper – the size is approximately 97cm x 103cm. The artwork is currently on loan for the “Artistas Por La Paz” Artists for Peace Exhibition, Madrid, Spain.

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