Out with the dull, in with the vibrant: Montreal artists transformed an old building to make it OUTSTANDING!

Posted on November 1, 2011 by wolf

Here is something absolutely stunning! It took this determined group of 5 Montreal-based artists known as A’shop 16 days straight, 500 cans of paint and over 50 different colours to transform this dull five story building facade into a gigantic mural of a Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a modern-day version of “Our Lady of Grace.” This work of art was inspired by the Czech painter Alphonso Mucha

The city of Montreal kindly gave the artists complete control over the project, so it was a risk worth taking when the public fell in love with the end result! “The main thing that struck us was the public’s reaction while we were painting the mural. Some people gave us the cold shoulder at first, thinking we were painting an ad. Then when they realized we were reviving an old wall with a mural, they were came back to see us everyday. That really fueled us. Within days we had the whole community involved. People invited us for lunch and the Jamaicans at the local barber shop were giving us high-fives!” Fluke of A’shop told The Montreal Gazette.

Here is a series of photos that follow the group of Artists on their journey of building this gigantic mural…

via: The Gazette

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