Courtesy أدب

Ink, watercolor, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date23 November 2011

Adab (أدب) is “proper behaviour”, an art of courtesy and etiquette practiced in Middle Eastern societies. Here, it refers more specifically to an inner attitude consisting in bearing one’s troubles with maturity and accepting them as belonging to Life. The design is uncolored because, by its very nature, this inner Adab doesn’t attract attention to itself.

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