SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday Mural - Arabian caligraphy

Another one of the murals recently painted at Curtin University. 
This one was by Tunisian calligraphy artist Karim Jabbari, and you can see him below posing in front of his finished mural.



It started with a plain cement tower that was then painted in black, and then some hieroglyphics were painted in a shinier tone of black. On the other side of the tower the face of a clock was taking shape.

Just a plain black tower on the first day
The hieroglyphics are now painted
The clock face taking shape
More numerals can be seen here

Some golden "letters" to finish it off
"A crow cries and the world unrolls like a blanket"

The finished mural
Hope you enjoyed the step by step progress of this interesting and elegant mural.
For more murals from around the world follow this link.


23 comments:

  1. Is that what the big gold lettering says Sami ..'A crow cries etc'? It's a beautiful piece of work, Curtin Uni really needed a bit of livening up!

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    1. Grace, that's a good question! I didn't ask the artist...
      That's true, all that cement was ripe for a make-over!

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  2. That´s a clever idea, black on black!

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  3. A great mural on an interesting building!

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  4. Great to see it all unfold. Fantastic design.

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    1. Yes, I was lucky to be able to pop around the university every day while the artists where there to see their progress. Thanks LOL

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  5. great to be able to watch the progress on this artwork

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    1. Thanks for your visit Marsha. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it wouldn't let me.

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  6. I would love to know what the Arabic calligraphy says. It's a beautiful piece. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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    1. Thanks for hosting the meme ODP. I know, I should have asked...silly of me!

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  7. Wow! That's really a neat mural. Love the quote at the bottom.

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    1. Thanks for your visit Halcyon.

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  8. That is interesting to follow the progress of making a mural.

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  9. Great Mural! I love the wall when it just has the two tones of black. That would make a great accent wall in a large room.

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    1. Thanks Sara. Great idea, it would make a great feature wall.

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  10. Muito bonito e dá logo outra vida. Gostei muito do relógio e da caligrafia em dourado.

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