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The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art exhibiting a Ali Omar Ermes artwork

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art exhibiting a Ali Omar Ermes artwork

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art is the only national museum in the US dedicated to the collection of the arts of Africa. On exhibit are the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the continent of Africa including Ghana Amer and Ali Omar Ermes

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE PROUDLY CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF INVENTION OF DUBAI EXPO 2020 BY PRESENTING A SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PAINTING TO THE HIGHER COMMITTEE

JAEGER-LECOULTRE PROUDLY CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF INVENTION OF DUBAI EXPO 2020 BY PRESENTING A SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PAINTING TO THE HIGHER COMMITTEE

Jaeger-LeCoultre Middle East Brand Director Renaud Pretet and members of the Touchline board were recently received by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Dubai Expo 2020 to present the special painting ‘Tawasul Al-Himam’ (The Continuum of Resolve) by Ali Omar Ermes. The great work of art was commissioned by Jeager-LeCoultre and Touchline FZ-LLC in celebration of Dubai’s expo theme.

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TATE BRITAIN. EAST-WEST: OBJECTS BETWEEN CULTURES

TATE BRITAIN. EAST-WEST: OBJECTS BETWEEN CULTURES

East-West: Objects Between Cultures
Free entry
Tate Britain: Exhibition
1 September 2006 – 18 February 2007

Ali Omar Ermes, Shadda 1980

Watercolour and gold on paper
635 x 615 mm
Lent by the British Museum

The verse inscription relates to social equality. Like the Tachiste works displayed in this room, ‘Shadda‘ depicts a gesture imbued with meaning. Although some of these Tachiste works are reminiscent of calligraphy, Arabic script is given spiritual significance in Ermes’ work, as a written expression of Qur’anic revelation.

What is the relationship between image and word in this example of calligraphy?

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ART DUBAI

ART DUBAI

Art Dubai ottava edizione: una realtà sociologica che vive d’interazione con l’occidente in una continua osmosi relazionale tra professionisti, business e turismo. La necessità di Dubai di aggiornare le sue figure professionali, di inserirsi come nodo strategico per i grandi mercati globali e la capacità di offrire un’esperienza unica nel lusso più sfrenato sono i maggiori cardini attraverso i quali si compie la relazione con il mondo occidentale.

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THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

THE LETTER ‘KAF’
Ali Omar Ermes (Libya, active London, born 1945)
Libya, Lybian, 1991

Prints; screenprints
Screenprint on paper
Plate: 32 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (82.55 x 62.87 cm); Sheet: 41 3/8 x 31 5/8 in. (105.09 x 80.33 cm)
Gift of Irène Momtaz and Shahbaz Afridi in memory of Mozaffar and Farokh Momtaz (M.2006.131)
Islamic Art
Not currently on public view

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THE DANCE OF QUILL AND INK. CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST

THE DANCE OF QUILL AND INK. CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST

On 16 November 2007 at the State Hermitage Museum (Halls 28-32 by the Saltykov Entrance) an exhibition was opened which has been organized by the State Hermitage Museum in collaboration with the Triumph Gallery in Moscow, supported by Alisher Usmanov’s charitable organization, Art and Sport.

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When Will Everybody Finally Accept That The British Museum Is A British Institution? Comments On A Lecture By Neil Macgregor.

When Will Everybody Finally Accept That The British Museum Is A British Institution? Comments On A Lecture By Neil Macgregor.

When I listened to the recent lecture by Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum on the 250th anniversary of the museum, I was, at least at the beginning, very relieved. (1) I thought, finally we have the director of the museum, an avid apostle of the “universal museum”, who was recently made a saint by the British press (2), admitting openly in the museum, (or is it now a temple?) that his institution is British and actually the first important institution to have in its title, the word “British”. This came in a time British workers were also asserting their nationalism. The history of the British Museum as traced by the director clearly indicated that the museum was established by a British Parliamentary Act for the British people. I heard in the lecture phrases such as “centrally and quintessentially British”, “first public institution to be called British”, “oldest British organization” and all this was said to be “true today”.

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Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art Including Masterpieces from The Pharos Art Collection & From The Maath Alousi Collection

Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art Including Masterpieces from The Pharos Art Collection & From The Maath Alousi Collection

Ali Omar Ermes (Libyan, b. 1945)
The Sixth Ode
Price realised
USD 195,750

Estimate
USD 120,000 - USD 180,000

 

Ali Omar Ermes (Libyan, b. 1945)
The Sixth Ode
signed, inscribed and dated in Arabic (upper left)
acrylic on paper, in two parts
overall: 98½ x 88½in. (250 x 225cm.)
Executed in 1993

Provenance

Donated by the Artist.

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Inspired'Meaning'

Inspired'Meaning'

African'Writing and Graphic Systems' Full of Beautiful Variety

You’d be forgiven if, confronted with an exhibit titled “Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art,” you wouldn’t exactly be bowled over with anticipation. Forgiven, maybe. But you’d be wrong, dead wrong.


The exhibition at the National Museum of African Art is indeed about writing and graphic systems, but that doesn’t begin to hint at the audacious imaginings at work here, or the variety of beautiful works, or the beautiful variety of the written word and Africa’s long history of communications systems.

The somewhat prosaic title also doesn’t hint at the adventurous ideas on the part of the curators, who have not only ranged far and wide over African landscapes, nations, peoples, cultures and art for this display, but also coupled “historic” examples with the work of contemporary artists—some of which are worthy of exhibitions by themselves.

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Libyan artists painting auctioned off in Dubai for Syrian refugees

Libyan artists painting auctioned off in Dubai for Syrian refugees

DUBAI // Proceeds from the sale of a painting by a prominent Libyan artist will help refugees from the Syrian war.

The Sixth Ode by Ali Ermes is a depiction of a poem from the Muallaqat Al Sabaa, a collection of seven pre-Islamic Arabic poems.

The artwork is estimated to be worth between US$120,000 (Dh440,784) and $180,000, Christie’s auction house said.

Christie’s said the painting was expected to fetch the highest price in its sale of modern and contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art next month in Dubai.

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Afaq Calligraphy EP11 - آفاق: فن الخط

في هذه الحلقة من آفاق يتحدث الفنان والمفكر الليبي علي عمر الرميص عن اعماله الفنية واهمية الخط العربي كما نتابع اجمل انواع الخطوط العربية من تونس ومن لبنان مع الخطاط فارس ملاعب ومن باريس مع الفنان والخطاط غني العاني اضافة الى آثار الامازيغ في ليبيا كما تشاهدون معرض حد في لندن لفنانات عربيات منعت اعمالهن من العرض في بلادهن. آفاق من اعداد وتقديم وسام الصايغ

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لقاء خاص مع الكاتب و المبدع علي عمر الرميص

لقاء خاص
مع الكاتب و المبدع علي عمر الرميص
وجدان الربيعي

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مزاد كريستيز في دبي

مزاد كريستيز في دبي

تعود كريستيز Christie’s إلى دبي الشهر القادم مع برنامج رائع يضم مزاداً للفن الحديث والمعاصر في المنطقة يقام في جميرا أبراج الإمارات خلال التاسع عشر والعشرين من مارس. سيتمكن العامّة أيضاً من مشاهدة المعرض من السادس عشر إلى التاسع عشر من مارس خلال مهرجان آرت دبي 2014

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مزاد كريستيز للأعمال الفنية يحصد 10.6 مليون دولار أمريكي

مزاد كريستيز للأعمال الفنية يحصد 10.6 مليون دولار أمريكي

اكتظت القاعة التي استضافت مساء أمس مزاد كريستيز للأعمال الفنية العربية والإيرانية والتركية الحديثة والمعاصرة بالمقتنين في تنافس محموم على 140 لوحة فنية بلغت حصيلة بيعها 10,648,250 دولار أمريكي (39,111,022 درهم إماراتي)، بزيادة لافتة قدرها 65 بالمئة مقارنة بحصيلة مزاد السنة الماضية الذي حصد حينئذ 6,384,750 دولار أمريكي

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معرض للخط العربي في روما يضم أعمال 75 فنانا من الأردن ودول عربية

معرض للخط العربي في روما يضم أعمال 75 فنانا من الأردن ودول عربية


مندوبة عن الملكة رانيا العبدالله، افتتحت الأميرة وجدان الهاشمي رئيسة الجمعية الملكية للفنون الجميلة، المعرض الفني «انعكاسات من السماء، تأملات على الأرض: المدرسة الخطية في الفن العربي المعاصر»، وذلك يوم الأربعاء الفائت في متحف مركاتي دي تريانو في العاصمة الايطالية روما، بحضور السفير الأردني في ايطاليا زيد اللوزي، ومدير عام المتحف الوطني الأردني للفنون الجميلة د. خالد خريس، ومدير عام الثقافة الايطالي البروفسور اومبرتو بروكلي، والدكتورة لوكريزيا اونجار، ومديرة متحف مركاتي دي تريانو في روما، وعدد من السلك الدبلوماسي العربي والأجنبي في ايطاليا، وأفراد من الجالية الأردنية، ويأتي

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مقتنيات محمد بن راشد.. الفن يحتفل بعيد الاتحاد

مقتنيات محمد بن راشد.. الفن يحتفل بعيد الاتحاد

ضم معرض مقتنيات صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، نائب رئيس الدولة رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي، 38 عملاً فنياً لأشهر الفنانين العرب والإماراتيين الذين أسهموا في إثراء الحركة الفنية، بتنوع أعمالهم التي حصد بعضها جوائز عالمية، وتزخر ببعضها الآخر المتاحف الفنية والمؤسسات الثقافية في مختلف دول العالم، ومن أبرزهم المصري مصطفى عبدالمعطي والجزائرية بايه محيي الدين والليبي علي عمر أرميص والقطري يوسف أحمد والكويتي سامي محمد.

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GULF COURSES

GULF COURSES

Family life is extremely private in the Gulf. In a way, it is not surprising that people who dress so conservatively, with women shrouded in black and men cloaked in white, should be so guarded in showing a public face.

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ARTIST PROFILE: A PICTURE OF LEARNING

ARTIST PROFILE: A PICTURE OF LEARNING

Every one of my visits to the leafy home of the man widely considered one of the world’s greatest living Arabic artists, Ali Omar Ermes, reveals a new aspect of the painter and his work, but one thing is clear from the start: he is a thinker and an intellectual, as much as a gifted artist.

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE CELEBRATES DUBAI’S EXPO WIN THROUGH ART

JAEGER-LECOULTRE CELEBRATES DUBAI’S EXPO WIN THROUGH ART

To celebrate Dubai’s winning bid to host the World Expo 2020, Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre commissioned Ali Omar Ermes to create ‘The Expo painting’ named Tawasul Al-Himam – ‘The Continuum of Resolve’.

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ART AUCTION TO AID SYRIAN REFUGEES

ART AUCTION TO AID SYRIAN REFUGEES

Philanthropy Age is delighted to be auctioning The Sixth Ode by internationally acclaimed Arabic artist Ali Omar Ermes at the Christie’s Middle East sale of Arabic, Iranian and Turkish art on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. The charity proceeds of the special lot will be donated to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, to assist in its efforts to aid those affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION

BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION

Ali Omar Ermes is a prolific artist, writer, and community activist. Since 1968, he has created ‘literary artworks’, paintings based on Arabic literature and letters. Often in his compositions, such as the piece included here, Ermes focuses on the single letter lam. With stunning colour and deft technique, Ermes infuses the letter with vibrant character and an unfolding visual narrative.

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THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

Writing in Arabic is not only a consistent and powerful theme in classical Islamic art but it also resonates with contemporary artists as both an art form and an expression of their cultural or religious identity. In his work, Ermes focuses on a single letter, here a kaf (K). The bold, black letter dramatically offset against the light paper recalls the black inscriptions on a white ground that characterize tenth-century Islamic ceramic wares.

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MOST EXPENSIVE ARTWORKS SOLD IN LATEST DUBAI AUCTION

MOST EXPENSIVE ARTWORKS SOLD IN LATEST DUBAI AUCTION

Global auction house Christie’s said that its latest auction in Dubai saw 140 art works raise a total of over $10.6 million (Dhs39.1 million), an increase of 65 per cent compared to last year’s sales total.

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CHRISTIE’S DUBAI AUCTION NETS $10M

CHRISTIE’S DUBAI AUCTION NETS $10M

Art enthusiasts in Dubai competed for the 140 artworks at Christie’s auction, which were sold for a total of $10.6 million (Dh39.1 million), an increase of 65 percent on last year’s sale.

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