paulklimt's Collection
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Sufi Art
I spent around two months in Britain around summer 2010. In a typical rainy day in London, I got an invitation from a British artist to draw a mural work on one of their sites. I’m not an expert in London locations; however, I joint them somewhere around the Oval station in South London. I worked on this mural project for a day. During that day I was with one of the best Iranian photographers Mohsen Shahmardi who was responsible for video recording and photo shooting. This is Persian calligraphy on “Love” or “عشق” inspired by Iranian poet Rumi. Rumi is a Sufi scholar, writer, and poet, and he is one of the most famous masters in the history of Islam. Not only that his poetries are wide acclaimed, but his teachings are also very much inspiring and far-reaching. He teaches unconditional acceptance, tolerance, patience, love, compassion, and benevolence. His famous ‘Seven Pieces of Advice’ has passed down all the years and is still very much revered in the present time. The Seven Pieces of Advice epitomizes the highest sentiment of humanity, transcends religious boundaries, and encompasses the universal values of all religions: In generosity and helping others: be like the river In compassion and grace: be like the sun. In concealing others’ faults: be like the night. In anger and fury: be like the dead. In modesty and humility: be like the soil. Intolerance: be like the ocean. Either you appear as you are, or: be as you look. Sufi Dancer -Mixed media on canvas -40X40 inches see more works on my website #keyvanheydarishovir #keyvan Shovir #keyvan Heydari Shovir #Ck1 keyvan shovir