Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Reveal - What the...?

Here is what the artists painted at the Street Art Festival last weekend.



I just don't understand it. Faces of unknown people. What gives? Why didn't they paint pretty scenery or something to represent our area. You may remember that last year, this was painted. do you have any input?

Anyway, as an extra they painted the bottom of the building across the street. It's cute, but would be more appropriate on an elementary school.


A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.
 ~ Author unknown.


17 comments:

Shug said...

There are some really talented people in this world. Many different types of artist. You can clearly see that they have the ability to paint and I believe their art is quite distinguishable and diverse.

White Rose said...

Hi Ginny i am new to your blog and I am also your newest follower ,hope you will visit and follow me too.
Wow what wonderful art,I live seeing beautiful street art,Thankyou for sharing with us,hope your day is a good one xx

LV said...

Both are great in their own style, but not my favorite work.

Rose said...

I do wonder what the story is behind them.


I LOVE your quote.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the quote too. So do they paint the same buildings every year and take the old paint off or do they do new paintings on different walls.

Linda said...

I truly do not get it!

DeniseinVA said...

I think along the same lines as you do. I prefer the murals that give a history of the town but I would like to know who these people are and why they were chosen. They are beautifully done and the artist has great talent. However, I would have like to have been in on that meeting when it was decided what to paint.

Hootin' Anni said...

What, you wonder, is the meaning of tulips for hair? I'm sorry but either the artist was smoking something, or the person depicted had a flowery past. Odd mural.

Ann said...

The paintings themselves are excellent but wouldn't be my subject choice. I'm curious about why the faces are what they chose to paint.
On the bottom of the other building it is kind of cute that they put chickens in with the dots since the sign says "free range"

Hootin' Anni said...

On 2nd thought...maybe a cancer survivor OR the song "if you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair".

Nancy Chan said...

If only someone had interviewed the painters to find out the story behind their paintings.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

These are going up all over the country. We have quite a few near us. I love them. They add so much colour,

George said...

These paintings must be good at attracting attention.

Tamago said...

Ladies and flowers, I wonder, maybe there are reasons behind the subject choice?

DawnTreader said...

We have a lot of huge portraits in our street art here as well. I'm thinking it takes a lot of talent to paint such huge realistic portraits and make sure you get the effect you want, seen from a distance. I like the first one in this blog post. It reminds me a bit of one in our city because it also "makes use of" the trees nearby, which means the image looks a bit different depending on where you stand when you see it - and also with the different seasons of the year.

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW! Definitely lots of talent there.

MadSnapper said...

very talented artists and I would think they get free murals by letting the artists paint what they are good at or famous for. maybe these were not paid for artists. I like the long view of the first one, the view from the header...

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