Monday, July 23, 2018

Monday Mural

Our Launceston friend put a photo of this mural on FB when she sayed in nearby hotel before journeying on to Canada. Rather than steal her photo, I took my own and my photo is better :-P It is a huge mural and I am not sure that I like it in spite of it clearly being a very good work of art. Their faces look so rubbery. Nevertheless, Smug is a very respected mural artist.


Grace, Sami and Jackie will probably have a Monday mural post.

Later edit: To quote, "The mural depict’s Smug’s elderly grandparents in a very photorealistic style, which is Smug’s trademark".

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  1. Reminds me of the farmer and his wife in font of the barn with the pitchfork.

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    1. It does a little Mark. I find that picture quite creepy.

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  2. Some mornings my face feels just like that.

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    1. EC, and a quick check in the mirror and you know it doesn't look so bad.

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    2. You are a shameless flatterer. Thank you.

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  3. Looking a bit wary.....weary too.. Wonder who they are and what they looked like in their younger days (that's if they are 'real' people)

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    1. Cathy, I have just edited the post. They are the artist's grandparents.

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  4. Incredible work.

    "American Gothic" painted by Grant Wood is the painting MarkD60 is referring to.

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    1. Lee, that's right. It is too. Odd name for a painting really.

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  5. Shame about the lamp post. I like the colours. I wonder who the people are; they must be thrilled to be immortalized.

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    1. Cro, they are the artist's grandparents. Many people hate photos of themselves, as I do, because my true handsomeness is never captured. They may be pleased and flattered, but also not like what they see.

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  6. Rubbery? I don't see that. I see a couple of well lived in faces. He's captured his grandparents very well.

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    1. River, perhaps I am being subconsciously ageist. It is not often you see murals with older people in them.

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  7. I find it to be a very realistic painting Andrew.
    Hope his grandparents are happy with the outcome.

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    1. Sami, it's growing on me. I've looked at some of his other work now, and I am appreciating his style.

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  8. To come up with such a realistic version is quite phenomenal! Hugs...and Happy Monday! RO

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    1. Thanks Ro. I am pleased you like it.

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  9. Why so serious(?), is what comes to mind! When I am old and gray and wrinkled beyond youthful recognition, you will see me smiling with a devilish sparkle in my eye. Life is meant to be lived well, despite the trials and tribulations we find along the way!

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    1. Maribeth, me or them? I guess them. Perhaps Smug said them, give me a natural non smiling expression. I love that you will have a sparkle in your eye.

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  10. I love this, Andrew. It reminds me of one of the paintings at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It was also of a couple and he too had his arm around her, but the artist divided it into two separate paintings and hung them side by side. It was amazing.

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    1. Sandra, I am not familiar with that work, but I am pleased you like the mural.

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  11. Gosh it's brilliant Andrew, looking at it closer the detail is amazing. We really do have incredibly talented Australian street artists!

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