CELEBRATING ART AND POETRY
RAMADAN WITH LOUVRE ABU DHABI
As part of Ramadan 2020, we hosted four prominent UAE poets to recite classical poetry from Arabic literature that link to a specific artwork from our collection. The chosen artworks and poems also reflect the messaging of Ramadan values of hope and resilience. Poets include Hassan Ali Alnajjar, Nujoom Alghanem, Ahmed Alasm and Shaikha Almutairi.
"The Poem: Love is what prevents tongues from speaking"
By: Abū al-Ṭayyib Al-Mutanabbī
RECITED By Hassan Ali Al Najjar
INSPIRED By Bowl decorated with an inscription
"My enemies were deceived by my silence”
By: Antarah ibn Shaddad al-Absi
RECITED By Nujoom AlGhanem
INSPIRED By “Mari-Cha” Lion
"Malhob is desolate from its family"
From the Mu'allaqa (The Hanging Poem) of the pre-Islamic poet
By: Obaid ibn Al-Abras
RECITED By Ahmed Alasam
INSPIRED By Astrolabe
"Gold inlay on a Damask sword "
By: Nizar Qabbani
RECITED By Shaikha Almutairi
INSPIRED By Pavement and Octagonal Fountain