Dining cent noms de l'amour

Published on January 25th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


table l’amour – a valentine’s project?

cent noms de l'amour

michelle gives an old ikea table (now discontinued) a little bit of love.

she writes, “it’s an old ikea café table that has been painted and weather-proofed based on a design found on the cover of the art book Les Cent Noms de l’Amour(right). i’ve always been a fan of highly stylized arabic calligraphy (in this case of one of the arab words for love), so this project was a great opportunity to explore its sinuous forms on a functional canvas.

i used several layers of liquitex acrylic heavy body paint and a helmsman semi-gloss urethane finish. the ‘strokes’ in the calligraphy are actually composed of many small paintbrush strokes.”

table d'amour

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3 Responses to table l’amour – a valentine’s project?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m afraid this is a rather nitpicky comment, however last week’s french grammar lecture was on the various french articles, and instead of the definite because you’re linking two nouns you need the partitive article. That’s the grammar spiel, but in short, the l’ should be d’ :)

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