Monthly Archives: February 2012

Prelude to Majesty (the painting)

Peace all ways~ I just published one of my newest 40″x30″ paintings “Prelude to Majesty”. I was exposed to fascinating scenes while working on it. The creative process of this painting inwardly took me back to my land Mali with its Sufi saints from past centuries whose erudition has given rise to wonders to this day. “Prelude to Majesty” can be viewed here. The verses below are extracted from its poem of the same title:

“Do you see the veil lifting? 
Love speaks with no mouth,
we are interwoven with the signs
laid around us like sublime kisses…” 

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working on Prelude to Majesty © 2012 Aida Toure

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