Multifaceted creatures playing the piano, white tigers with bare fangs, or giant bat girls: dozens of artists for the 10th edition of the Mural Festival in the city of Montreal until June 19th. Is busy creating a new giant fresco.
Inaugurated in 2012 Wall Festival By focusing on street art, Montreal can become one of the cities “Leader of Urban Arts” When “North American Street Art”I would like to explain to its director, AFP Pierre Alam Benoit.For this 10th editionAbout 20 new walls were created during June by Canadian and American urban art artists.
Among the artists invited this year are Aboriginal artists.Caroline Monet chose to draw a geometric pattern “Family is passed down from generation to generation” Of her Anishinaabe community, “she told AFP. “We have long been excluded from cultural expression, so to have my art on a platform as big as this and then to have access to a wide audience, I like it. I think, “We will take a step forward.”Add this artist and add spray paint and big white rimmed glasses to your hands.
Open air museum
The side of the open-air museum is very appealing to Katahar, who stopped by under a fresco partially completed by Caroline Monnet, a painter originally from Boston who passed through Montreal. “I like to see art everywhere, and outdoors it seems more accessible to more people. Not everyone is interested in galleries.”With her husband, this tourist says. Large French-speaking cities have hundreds of frescoes of murals, often large, especially in the central district.
Natalie Capuano, who has already shot more than 500 murals, is very proud to see these paintings. “Change the image of the city”.. “It’s a great pleasure to come to find a new mural every year. We are often surprised and ultimately much more beautiful than a bare wall.“I presume this Montreal wearing a very colorful Mickey T-shirt and big sunglasses. Among the famous frescoes is the singer Leonard Cohen, who was born in a mass of Montreal and died in 2016. There are two huge frescoes that I imagined.