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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Reference @ The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art:
Qaf, "Al Alsmaie Tales"
Medium: Acrylic and ink on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 105.4 x 133.4 x 7.6 cm (41 1/2 x 52 1/2 x 3 in.)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program
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.
East-West: Objects Between Cultures
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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