Contemporary Islamic Art · Islam · Oil Painting · Sufism · Tasawwuf · Visual Arts

In Praise of The Beloved…

Touré at work on "The Milky Way's Savants"
Touré at work on “The Milky Way’s Savants”

“The act of painting has been unexpected for me. Just like the composition of my poetry, it suddenly happened after a period of retreat… Having had no conventional training, it is through the luminous corridor of Islamic tradition and my Malian~Gabonese cultures that my pens and paint brushes wander in praise of The Beloved.”
~Aïda Touré (excerpt of “statement”)

(More about the painting “The Milky Way’s Savants” here.)

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4 thoughts on “In Praise of The Beloved…

  1. I am not surprised to read that all this started after a period of spiritual retreat. I do believe you have been blessed with this talent to murmur something to humanity and sparkle spiritual enlightenment to color people’s souls. There is something celestial about your artwork….your poems confirm and celebrate it.

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