Chelmsford artist commemorates WW1 with museum installation

Chelmsford Weekly News: The exhibition, entitled Blood from the Poppy, will highlight the work of artist Nabil Ali The exhibition, entitled Blood from the Poppy, will highlight the work of artist Nabil Ali

CHELMSFORD Museum will host an art installation next week to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the First World War.

The exhibition, entitled Blood from the Poppy, will highlight the work of artist Nabil Ali and remember people across the world that were affected by the conflict.

It shows one of the paintings made from Nabil's Art Council’s project Portrait of an Artist’s Garden, depicting the poppy plant and accompanied by ink that has been made using poppies from old technology, but in a new way.

“Nabil’s ongoing research and work is very complex and involved and therefore I do encourage visitors to come along and see his unique work, especially as it commemorates the centenary of the First World War.”

Nabil has been researching the process of organic paint systems that have used the common poppy flower as one of the ingredients. This is an introduction to understanding the connection with plants in art, and how intimately involved they are from a historical context.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday, July 29, until Monday, September 1.

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