A Trip on the Avenue - 791 Corydon Ave.

(Artists: Michel Saint Hilaire and Mandy van Leeuwen)

photo sourced from muralsofwinnipeg.com

photo sourced from muralsofwinnipeg.com

photo sourced from muralsofwinnipeg.com

photo sourced from muralsofwinnipeg.com

 

Inspired by  famous artists like Michelangelo, Charles Comfort,  Deirdre Luzwick and mural artist Diego Rivera, this mural  incorporates a taste of the Trompe l’Oeil styles of mural painting with a strong surrealistic style and inspirations of the art deco era.  The mural was created to invoke thought and discussion through a fun and meaningful symbolic nature.  A prairie landscape with fields of spaghetti, a ladle drenched in chocolate syrup over the cake/house.  The bridge, reminiscent of the Archway architecture, the large chrome plated goose flying towards a mechanical sunset.  A psychedelic staircase leads into the opera singer’s large intricate dress and artists are busy with the  life-size  creation of the Italian sculpture.  Around the corner, on Arbuthnot Street, the dynamics of the automobile and  motor parts add an energetic feel.   The old automobile is a powerful feature to this much smaller wall and its chrome grill is actually the entranceway to Penner Auto Body.