Sharjah Ruler Inagurates Exhibition for Khalil Gibran

  • Publish date: Monday، 06 September 2021
Sharjah Ruler Inagurates Exhibition for Khalil Gibran
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H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated, on Sunday, a brand new exhibition in Sharjah’s iconic new cultural and literary hub, the House of Wisdom.

Titled a ‘A Window to the Soul: Gibran Khalil Gibran’, the exhibition turns the spotlight on the globally loved and respected Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931), and celebrates his life and invaluable contributions as a visual artist through a showcase of 34 of his original works. The exhibition runs for four months until 6th January 2022.

Sharjah Ruler Inagurates Exhibition for Khalil Gibran

Sharjah Ruler viewed a special display encompassing some of Gibran’s personal belongings, such as four manuscript notebooks; his watercolor set and easel; and the galley proof and plate proof of his magnum opus, The Prophet, which has been in print continuously since 1923, and translated to more than 100 global languages.

The exhibition has been structured under seven categories, namely, A Window; Connections: Roots and Branches; Formation; Study: Faces; Medium: Red Chalk; Method: Perspective; and finally, and The Soul.

Sharjah Ruler Inagurates Exhibition for Khalil Gibran

After the exhibition’s opening, the Ruler of Sharjah received a book of unpublished manuscripts by Gibran Khalil Gibran, in addition to a book of 20 paintings.

The artistic and cultural messages of ‘A Window to the Soul: Gibran Khalil Gibran’ are portrayed via delicately treated artworks in mediums of oil/gauche, watercolour and charcoal sketches.

Sharjah Ruler Inagurates Exhibition for Khalil Gibran

The highlight of this exhibition is that visitors will have access to 15 of Khalil Gibran’s works that have never been seen before.