Artistic expressions blossom across the globe

August 14, 2019
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The Irish Baha’i community is producing 19 short videos to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb. This video introduces the series, which can be viewed on the community’s YouTube page.

bicentenary icon The Baha’i World News Service is publishing a series of articles about preparations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab.

BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — Preparations for worldwide celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab, the forerunner and herald of Baha’u’llah, are giving rise to diverse artistic expressions inspired by the lives and teachings of these Twin Luminaries.

Music, film, theater, painting, and poetry are among the forms of art being created by individuals and communities from virtually every part of the world. These works are prompting reflection on the remarkable origins of the Baha’i Faith, its teachings, and their implications for the life of humanity.

As preparations gain momentum in the weeks to come, expressions of devotion and service will continue to intensify in vastly diverse cultural contexts that reflect the richness and oneness of the human race.

Designated accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube are regularly updated with images and videos in honor of the upcoming bicentenary of the birth of the Bab as well as the celebrations in 2017 of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.

This is the cover of a music album created in Singapore in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

This is the cover of a music album created in Singapore in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

At a gathering held to consult of preparations for the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab in a region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, participants express their joy in music and dance.

This collage art from the United Arab Emirates was inspired by the teachings of the Bab.

This collage art from the United Arab Emirates was inspired by the teachings of the Bab.

One of a series of pieces reflecting on the spiritual nature of human beings, this digital art from the United States draws on the concept of interconnectedness and was created in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

One of a series of pieces reflecting on the spiritual nature of human beings, this digital art from the United States draws on the concept of interconnectedness and was created in honor of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

The laser wood art from Australia, depicting the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, was created for the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

The laser wood art from Australia, depicting the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, was created for the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab.

Baha’is in Norway recently staged a play about the life of the Bab.

Baha’is in Norway recently staged a play about the life of the Bab.

A painting from a series that will be shown in an upcoming exhibition in Kazakhstan's capital city.

A painting from a series that will be shown in an upcoming exhibition in Kazakhstan's capital city.

This is one of several paintings by an artist in Costa Rica whose work is inspired by the lives and teachings of the Bab and Baha’u’llah.

This is one of several paintings by an artist in Costa Rica whose work is inspired by the lives and teachings of the Bab and Baha’u’llah.