Thursday, May 17, 2007

Another Figurative Painting.

This is the kind of image which gives a bad name to figurative art. It is located on the side of a brick building in Lunenburg, Noca's Scotia's main drag (King Street).

If it had been folk art, the effect might have been better! It was intended to complement the image of the Laughing Whale Cafe. That shop has been defunct for several seasons. The building itself is empty, but whatever takes it place has this strange decorative art form on its side. I have nothing against decorative art, but this is like a scream on the street, and belongs on a small pine board located on some distant, private, interior wall. This sort of thing is somewhat akin to commercial enterprises which broadcast their personal tastes in music to a street of unsuspecting passers-by. What do you think?

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