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Inspired by the work of the great poet Gibran Khalil Gibran

Al-Mahaba Exhibition of Paintings

Monday 22 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, HRH The Prince of Wales was at the Banqueting House in Whitehall to launch the first volume of his selected speeches translated into Arabic and edited by Professor David Cadman & Professor Suheil Bushrui.

The book launch was part of a day-long programme to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the British Lebanese Association which also included an exhibition of unique paintings. HRH The Prince of Wales met the key members of the Lebanese community in Britain and friends of Lebanon.

The exhibition included twelve paintings on the theme of “al-mahaba” which means “love” in English. Inspired by the work of the great poet Gibran Khalil Gibran, the paintings were jointly produced by Lebanon’s international artist Emmanuel Guiragossian and the renowned Lebanese calligrapher Mourad Boutros.

One of the paintings was donated by the artists to the charity auction held during the event and bidding soon reached US$14,500.

The paintings combine fine art with traditional Arabic calligraphy and are available at a range of prices from US$16,000 to US$24,000.

Forthcoming Projects:
New projects include a private commission for a series of paintings combining images of Arab
horses with Arabic proverbs in traditional calligraphy.

ABOUT:

Emmanuel Guiragossian is one of the Middle East’s pre-eminent artists.
He comes from a family of well-known artists and has exhibited all over the world.
The author of various books and the winner of a number of prestigious prizes,
he is the founder and curator of the Guiragossian Museum in Beirut.

Mourad Boutros has more than 40 years of expertise in Arabic typography.
He is a classically trained Arabic calligrapher specialising in projects that
combine traditional calligraphic techniques with new technologies. Mourad is the
author of the acclaimed books Arabic for Designers and Talking about Arabic.
His work can be found in major institutions throughout the Arabic speaking world.

For more information please "Get in touch", or send a message to info at boutrosfonts.com.

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10 - Love assigns you to his sacred fire.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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2 - When love beckons to you, follow him.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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4 - Love gathers you unto himself.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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11 - Love kneads you till you are pliant.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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6 - The power to love is boundless.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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1 - Love possesses not nor would it be possessed.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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9 - Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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7 - Love gives naught but itself.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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12 - Together you shall be forevermore.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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14 - Love grinds you to whiteness.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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8 - All work is empty save when there is love.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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15 - Give thanks for another day of loving.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 80 cm width. 2010.
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3 - When he speaks to you, believe in him.
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5 - Speak to us of love.
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16 - When his wings enfold you, yield to him.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 90 cm width. 2010.
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13 - Love crowns you.
Oil on canvas. 100 cm height x 90 cm width. 2010.
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17 - Think not you can direct the course of love.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 90 cm width. 2010.
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18 - To the flower a bee is a messenger of love.
Oil on canvas.100 cm height x 90 cm width. 2010.
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19 - Love is sufficient unto love.
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