Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Mural

This mural recently appeared in Turner Alley in the city. I love the background but not the female figure. Still, it does lift an otherwise very dull and utilitarian lane.


Later edit: Thanks Cathy. Read about the mural here.

24 comments:

  1. A big yes to the background - and street art more generally. I am with you about the female in this one though.

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    1. EC, the legs were certainly challenging with a piece of timber running along the wall.

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  2. Maybe it was painted to celebrate Victorian Netball? Didn't they win something recently?

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    1. Cathy, I don't know but you may well be right. I suppose it has been there for over four weeks now.

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  3. I can see nothing wrong with the female figure, except for the arm in the foreground is out of perspective...in my opinion...to my eyes.

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    1. Lee, you are certainly right about the arm, but I can't really say why the figure doesn't work for me.

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  4. It has a bit of a Deco-y feel, as if influenced by the 1925-39 era.

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  5. There's too much wrong in that picture; I would need to look away when passing. Nice idea, not enough skill.

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    1. Cro, sometimes you can see things better when they are small. She looks contorted.

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    2. Poor quality drawing. The artist needs a a couple of years in 'life classes'.

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    3. It seems Melbourne's mural artists excel at not getting the human form right.

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  6. It's an ok mural but like you not fond of the women, seems to have a bit of a weird face.

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    1. Yes Margaret. While I am sure the artist is talented, he or she has a lot of work to do on painting people.

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  7. Odd mural, a sunrise, a Taj Mahal type of building and a bright blue tennis or basketball court.

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    1. River, the building is our Flinders Street Station. I've seen blue playing courts but not that blue.

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  8. Would have been better without the girl.

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    1. Maribeth, yes if not done well, better she is left out.

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  9. Well it has started a conversation Andrew, that's the main goal for street artists 😀 I like the colours a lot, as you say it brightens up this spot.
    P.s. did you see my comment on your 'God has died' post?

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    1. Grace, so true about art. I hadn't seen your comment but I have now.

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  10. I like the background too:)

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  11. Looks like an amusement park in the background.

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    1. Our big wheel Sandra. Nice views of railway yards.

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