June 2017 - Toronto ON
This was probably the first mural I ever saw when we moved to Toronto in the 1990s. I looked through my posts and believe I have never posted it!
It was first created in 1980. It has had face-lifts over the years. This is an interesting article about the mural.
The Gooderham Building is well known both for its narrow wedge shape and for the mural on its back wall. It is also called the Flatiron.
The Flatiron Mural by renowned Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant uses a trompe l'oeil effect to not only make the wall appear to have more windows than it does, but to also give it a more mobile effect by having its edges 'fluttering' away where they are not 'tacked' down. It is a picture of the Perkins Building, which is located directly across the street.
The mural, whose curtains were meant to evoke the history of the St. Lawrence Market area as a theatre district, has become a historic piece.
...I always love flatiron buildings. When you need a window just paint one!ReplyDelete
A short one, Jackie, but lovely buildings :) :)ReplyDelete
I put the same mural up today! Great minds! ;-))ReplyDelete
How funny is that!Delete
I just hustled over here from RedPat's blog to see your post. This mural is definitely extraordinary. Thanks for another view!ReplyDelete
Yours and Pat's show up side by side on the linkup.ReplyDelete
Did you and RedPat coordinate?ReplyDelete
No, which is what makes it so funny! Esp. since this is probably one of the oldest murals in the city and what are the odds we would both post it this week?Delete
It is quite cool! Yes, I saw it on RedPat's blog too!ReplyDelete
Wow!! that's impressive.ReplyDelete
What are the odds, indeed. Great minds think alike and two views of this mural give double pleasure. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.ReplyDelete
A brilliant troupe l'oeil, which I always love to see.ReplyDelete
How funny that you and RedPat posted the same mural - and linked right next to each other. Berczy Park must be attracting all kinds of people now ;)ReplyDelete
Wow, awesome one! It tricks one´s eye, haha, troupe l'oeil indeed!ReplyDelete