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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1987
    Size: 63×45 cm (24.8″×17.7″)
    Materials: gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “And the one who was not embraced by the longing for life, evaporated in its atmosphere and dispersed.” (Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “ومن لم يعانقه شوق الحياة، تبخّر في جوها واندثر.” (أبو القاسم الشابي)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1980
    Size: 40×70 cm (15.7″×27.6″)
    Materials: oil on wood

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Man shall not live by bread alone.” (Matthew 4:4)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “ليس بالخبز وحده يحيا الإنسان.” (متى 4: 4)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1990
    Size: 50×89 cm (19.7″×35.0″)
    Materials: collage on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “In the pain of the experience there is the pleasure of knowledge.” ()

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “في ألم التّجربة متعة المعرفة.” ()

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year:
    Size: 66×100 cm (26.0″×39.4″)
    Materials: acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أنا هو نور العالم.” (يوحنا 8: 12)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1988
    Size: 60×80 cm (23.6″×31.5″)
    Materials: pastel on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Love will turn a hut to a radiant palace, and hate will turn the universe to a dark prison.” (Elia Abu Madi)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أحبب فيغدو الكوخ كوخا نيّرا. وابغض فيمسي الكون سجنا مظلما.” (إيليا أبو ماضي)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 2005
    Size: 46×64 cm (18.1″×25.2″)
    Materials: acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Charity never faileth.” (1 Corinthians 13:8)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “المحبة لا تسقط أبدا.” (1 كورنثوس 13: 8)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1984
    Size: 50×35 cm (19.7″×13.8″)
    Materials: gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أنا هو الطريق والحق والحياة.” (يوحنا 14: 6)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1992
    Size: 60×50 cm (23.6″×19.7″)
    Materials: ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أنا هو الطريق والحق والحياة.” (يوحنا 14: 6)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1984
    Size: 45×65 cm (17.7″×25.6″)
    Materials: ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “People’s justice is like snow which melts under the sun’s rays.” (Jubran Khalil Jubran)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “إنّ عدل النّاس ثلج، إن رأته الشّمس ذاب.” (جبران خليل جبران)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1988
    Size: 35×50 cm (13.8″×19.7″)
    Materials: ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “O woman bring beauty and order to my miserable life, as you always did. Sweep the dust of the watches and their dirt. Fill the empty jars and open the inner door of the altar and let’s meet in silence there with our Lord.” ()

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أيّتها المرأة اجلبي لحياتي البائسة الجمال والنّظام كما كنت تفعلين دائما. اكنسي غبار السّاعات وأوساخها. املئي الجرار الفارغة وافتحي الباب الدّاخلي للمذبح ولنتلاق في صمت هناك مع ربّنا.” ()

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 2015
    Size: 50×70 cm (19.7″×27.6″)
    Materials: ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Today / Your shadow brushes over me playfully / So I will scatter my light before you / Your beauty melts me / I dissolve like a piece of sugar / Into your coffee cup.” (Anwar Saba)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “اليوم / يجتاحني ظلّكِ عابثا / فأنثرُ شموسي أمامك / يصهرني جمالكِ / فأذوب كقطعة سكّر / في فنجان قهوتك.” (أنور سابا)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1980
    Size: 30×45 cm (11.8″×17.7″)
    Materials: mixed media

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Love, from the beginning, knows not its own depth, until the hour of separation.” (Jubran Khalil Jubran)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “المحبّة منذ البدء لا تعرف عمقها إلّا ساعة الفراق.” (جبران خليل جبران)

  • Artwork details

    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1980
    Size: 30×45 cm (11.8″×17.7″)
    Materials: mixed media

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “When love expands, it is difficult to express it in words.” (Jubran Khalil Jubran)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “المحبّة متى اتّسعت صعب التّعبير عنها بالكلام.” (جبران خليل جبران)

  • Artwork details

    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1980
    Size: 30×45 cm (11.8″×17.7″)
    Materials: mixed media

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “When love expands, it is difficult to express it in words.” (Jubran Khalil Jubran)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “المحبّة متى اتّسعت صعب التّعبير عنها بالكلام.” (جبران خليل جبران)

  • Artwork details

    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 2016
    Size: 50×70 cm (19.7″×27.6″)
    Materials: acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Life is grace and death is wisdom.” (Kamal Mansour)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “الحياة نعمة والموت حكمة.” (كمال منصور)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1984
    Size: 35×45 cm (13.8″×17.7″)
    Materials: gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “ماذا ينتفع الإنسان لو ربح العالم كلّه وخسر نفسه؟” (متى 16: 26)

  • Artwork details

    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1992
    Size: 70×100 cm (27.6″×39.4″)
    Materials: acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “I walk with my back held straight / I walk with my head held high / An olive branch in my palm / My coffin on my shoulder / And I walk…” (Samih al-Qasim)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “منتصب القامة أمشي / مرفوع الهامة أمشي / في كفي قصفة زيتون / وعلى كتفي نعشي / وأنا أمشي…” (سميح القاسم)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 2006
    Size: 70×100 cm (27.6″×39.4″)
    Materials: pastel on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “أنا هو الطريق والحق والحياة.” (يوحنا 14: 6)

  • Artwork details

    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 2013
    Size: 67×95 cm (26.4″×37.4″)
    Materials: acrylic, gouache and ink on paper

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit.” (Matthew 7:17)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “كل شجرة جيّدة تصنع أثمارا جيّدة.” (متى 7: 17)

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    Artist: Kamil Dow
    Year: 1991
    Size:
    Materials:

    Arabic calligraphy text in English:
    “… We are the wound that bleeds strength.” (Hanna Abu Hanna)

    Arabic calligraphy text in Arabic (original):

    “… أنّنا الجرح الذي ينزف قوّة.” (حنا أبو حنا)