Risking sounding insensitive; I respect the mural, however, it is not my fave from 2015. I feel it was politically judged, rather than artistically judged. I have felt this, or sometimes that the art and politics are both a recipe for winning MOY. If that is the criterion, then why did the Nellie McClung Mural not winMOY 2016? I adore the mural that won, but it has nothing on Nellie and her gals getting women the vote.
Moving on: A truck blocked part of the left side of the mural.
Here are some close-ups.
Pics taken by Resa – October 27, 2017
I had to go around to shoot what the truck blocked on the left of the mural.
I shot the above Mountie & below, Tam Nguyen who owns the building the mural is painted on.
I would like to take an appropriate moment to thank J. Walters for the posts of hers I used for Kids’ Month. Her blog Canadian Art Junkie not only features Canadian artists, but is running a special this year featuring 150 Canadian Artists to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Thinking I’d struck myth gold with this mural found at the University of Toronto, I sent pics to Aquileana, who had found murals about myths, as well. So was born our Greek Mythology/ Graffiti Murals Collaboration.
He really does look like the sun! His sister Artemis aka Selene looks on.
I am presenting the mural from left to right.
Next in the mural, there is a man behind a wolf.
I thought this would be the Olympic boxer Damarchus,who is also Lycanthropeis or the first werewolf.
It seems this couple is waving to us. I hope they don’t get fleeced by KHOLKIKOS. Hmm, did the ancients have high-rise cityscapes?
I’m not sure why the woman has 3 arms. Aquileana presented some insight. There is unity, divinity and the fact that 3 is both a lunar and solar number.
I see this in the artistic rendering that Aquileana did to a section of the mural. I see the woman’s third arm warming up the man’s inner soul. It’s very clever. Art begets art.
Behind the couple is MANTICORE. He is a lion’s body with a man’s head, and lion’s mane. Sounds a bit Sphynx-like as well.
Although he looks like a sweetie in this mural, don’t be fooled. Manticore was known to be deadly vicious.
I’m really excited to read Aquileana’s post. She is much more detailed. I have learned a lot about Greek Mythology from reading her blog. Otherwise, I would have thought this mural was just another pretty picture!
Aquileana is an Uber Blogger hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She’s smart as a whip & I always have to read her posts 2 or 3 times. This is because I want to completely absorb all she has taken so much time to share with us. Follow Aquileana on Twitter. Click on the Bird & check out her page.