I’ve been posting about murals on every Monday for a while now and I’ve seen a lot of trompe l’oeil but there were a couple here on Web Urbanist that I had not seen before that I thought were interesting.
Trompe l’oeil murals. Photos via Web Urbanist
Like these. They are pretty phenomenal and wild.
You can view this original garden mural artwork by Rik Erickson at http://muralsfantastic.com/oriental_garden.htm
This ceiling mural of trompe l’oeil putti is a classic, however, by Andrea Mantegna and the other ceiling is by Vasari and Zuccari in the Florence Duomo and the bottom, I sadly cannot remember from my Art History days.
This is wonderful, modern trompe l’oeil mural work by William Cochran, who I’ve written about before. I was lucky to take a workshop with him. This mural is at Frederick, Md’s Community Bridge in my area, so I’ll have to visit one day.
Robert Dafford, born in 1951, has been doing murals for more than 30 years. He studied art at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and interrupted his art work to serve three years as a naval illustrator and draftsman during the Vietnam War. His first mural was a rainbow trout painted in 1969 for a fish market. He now has painted nearly 300 murals around the world. Several are in New Orleans. One prominent location is on the corner of Girod and Magazine streets. This depicts a horse-drawn coffee wagon of the Reilly Coffee Company. Another striking mural is the 150 foot tall clarinet on the side of the Holiday Inn on Loyola Avenue which was dedicated in 1996. His murals are used by communities to save old downtown areas. A mural in St. Martinville, Louisiana depicts Acadian refugees who arrived in Louisiana from 1764-1799 and settled in various parts of the state. The twin mural is in Nantes, France and depicts the departure of Louisiana-bound Acadians from Nantes in1785. Dafford often collaborates with his brother who handles the engineering aspects of the installation.
–Lorre Lei Jackson
PS: He may have been the one to have painted the KY Floodwall murals, recently posted.
Murals by Robert Dafford Company from Kentucky Views by a Real Estate Broker Blog