Street art festival
MELBOURNE'S NEW URBAN ART FESTIVAL
THE FACILITY / KENSINGTON 20 - 29 FEBRUARY 2020
|The event takes place in a building that was a warehouse for wool: Younghusband Woolstore, well known to Melbournians, place of concerts and events located four kilometers northwest of CBD, the City of Melbourne (Central Business District).|
|A large dark room called The Tallows, black walls and floor with industrial bay window. This is where I paint.|
|Light and matter emerge from the shadows|
|A cast iron street valve, so precious water|
|© Photo by @ p1xels|
Work on progress
|The road and it’s ditch|
|Nature takes over|
|Street, street art, street portrait, cityscape, street art|
Dominique Antony has made a spectacular mural painting representing local alleys and houses of the town of Bedarieux in the South of France. The colors are the same on the houses of the town. The underground river surging in this painting is typical of others in towns of the region. The perspective is carefully calculated to make the architecture look convincing and has produced an architectural trompe-l’oeil. Everything here is painted: the tiles, the shutters and windows, the alley, stairs, stone work the heron and the river.
|Before there was a concrete blanck wall|
|On completion the painted wall is a trompe-l'oeil of the local architecture harmonises with other buildings in the center of Bédarieux, a town in southern France|
|View from the bridge|
|In the making|
Jenny and Félix painting
|Work in progress|
|Jenny and Félix|
|General view from afar|
|The artists, Dom and Jenny with the Mayor|
Dominique’s work blends in with the 19th century architecture of the town. In this example you see an interpretation of an existing home in the area on a background of bricks which is the continuity of the actual building it is painted on. It continues the front facade. This is called a Trompe l’oeil.
The ugly grey ciment wall before being painted.
An architectural continuity and blending in with the surroundings and style was required.
Enghein-les-Bains near Paris.
|Creativity and imagination for a unsightly wall...|
|Jenny Antony at work on the house|
|Painting the bricks and false cornice from the scaffolding|
This amazing trompe-l'oeil astounds the passer-by.
|A few notes and sketches prior|