Bridging Arts

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Romance from Persia and exceptional effort

A grey day in Battersea.

We are studying a rose and nightingale motif. A 19th century ink drawing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art conjures up the mystic romance of Persia. As do lines from the 14th century poet Hafez of Shiraz.

In the garden at dawn I sought for a rose
When nightingale's voice broke the peace with her prose
Like me, she was mad for the love of a flower
And woke
up the garden by trilling her woes.

Faisa Faran posed with her embroidery from last week.