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Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:50 PM

French Artist Transforms Boring City Walls Into Vibrant Scenes Full Of Life

Source: Bored Panda

Imagine yourself coming back home from a long trip and… not being able to find it.

This might actually happen if you lived in one of the buildings that got touched by this talented French street artist Patrick Commecy. Together with his team, he creates huge murals of hyper-realistic facades that bring blank and boring city walls to life.

What’s interesting here is that while these realistic yet fake facades trick you at first glance, some of the people painted there were once real. Commecy often paints many notable people from the history of the town the mural is in. Can you spot any of them?













More: http://www.boredpanda.com/street-art-realistic-fake-facades-patrick-commecy/

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Reply French Artist Transforms Boring City Walls Into Vibrant Scenes Full Of Life (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2016 OP
840high Jun 2016 #1
liberalla Jun 2016 #2
niyad Jun 2016 #3
Odin2005 Jun 2016 #4
zentrum Jun 2016 #5
passiveporcupine Jun 2016 #6
ErikJ Jun 2016 #7
demmiblue Jul 2016 #23
Warpy Jul 2016 #30
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #8
Doremus Jul 2016 #9
MerryBlooms Jul 2016 #10
NBachers Jul 2016 #11
IronLionZion Jul 2016 #12
klook Jul 2016 #13
IronLionZion Jul 2016 #16
busterbrown Jul 2016 #15
IronLionZion Jul 2016 #17
busterbrown Jul 2016 #18
klook Jul 2016 #26
busterbrown Jul 2016 #27
klook Jul 2016 #14
jtuck004 Jul 2016 #19
TeamPooka Jul 2016 #20
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #21
demmiblue Jul 2016 #22
raven mad Jul 2016 #24
Raine1967 Jul 2016 #25
Warpy Jul 2016 #28
spanone Jul 2016 #29

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:12 PM

1. Love it.

 

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Response to 840high (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:15 PM

2. Me too.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:49 PM

3. love it!! have always thought all that blank space was just crying out to be used.

we have something like that here--the back end of a building downtown that looks like a theatre stage. a lovely thing to encounter unexpectedly.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:00 PM

4. I love stuff like this!

There are so many plain concrete surfaces out there just screaming for somebody to paint something on them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:06 PM

5. Fantastic. Thanks for posting this.

There was a wonderful trompe l'oeil on an grey brick wall in NYC for several decades—until the city painted it over. For no reason. Lovely fake windows, blowing curtains and lolling cats.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:06 PM

6. Oh, I like those

Very nice job!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:22 PM

7. Here's a whole Mexican town painted as one picture

 

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community



http://www.boredpanda.com/crew-germen-graffiti-town-mural-palmitas-mexico/

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:40 PM

23. I have seen that before... breathtaking!

I love how that one wee little green house with the orange accents kept its identity!

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:08 PM

30. There's a TED talk about transforming a drab city in post communist Albania

into an area everybody wanted to be in through a few buckets of paint. There's also a TED talk about this project in Mexico.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 02:23 AM

8. Wow

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:21 AM

9. They're incredible; you can't help but smile. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:29 AM

10. Rec & Kick & Sharing. Beautiful!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 12:38 PM

11. These are great! Thanks for posting.

My imagination says that there's some kind of vigorous activity going on behind the closed window of the first one.

More great pictures at the link.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:21 PM

12. American artist Wile E. Coyote pioneered this concept long ago



His paintings were so magically real that the roadrunner could actually run through the painted tunnel.



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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 01:59 PM

13. LOL!

His site-specific work predates Christo by decades! Yet he gets scant recognition for his contributions.

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Response to klook (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:21 PM

16. He was a tortured genius ahead his time

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:25 PM

15. Wel...l he filed a lawsuit many years ago

against Acme Corporation and I think he retired a rich man
today living in Trump Towers..

http://www.lectlaw.com/files/fun13.htm

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:23 PM

17. Good. ACME really ruined this talented artist's life

but cutting corners on basic safety

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:33 PM

18. A hero of unusual proportions...

defined the meaning of “Persistence”.....!

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:44 PM

26. From a hilarious book by Ian Frazier

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Response to klook (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:47 PM

27. I read it sometime back in the early 80s

in the National Lampoon.. Perhaps it was an excerpt..
Can’t remember..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 02:00 PM

14. Wonderful

We need a lot more art in the world, and less gray.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:43 PM

19. There are some amazing artists among the folks who decorate our trains...

 


It would be interesting to engineer a way for some of them to view this work, and maybe pay for a couple cases of spray paint.

See what they come up with on their own...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:53 PM

20. K & R nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:16 PM

21. That's fucking awesome.

Undoubtedly some people are complaining about it, because that's what some people do.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:36 PM

22. La fée verte (the green fairy, a.k.a absinthe)




I spotted some fans of the drink:

1) Pablo Picasso

2) Edgar Degas:



I can't see clearly to recognize the others (one may be Paul Gauguin: “Absinthe is the only decent drink that suits an artist.”) .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:38 PM

24. This is great, K&R!

Lots of wall painting in downtown Fairbanks as well - terrific murals. Go, artists!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:42 PM

25. Trompe-l'œil! the only trump I love!

I love Trompe-l'œil painting! Thank you for this.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:02 PM

28. There are great murals on blank city walls here and there in the southwest

but none of them is the type of trompe l'oeil painting that these are. These are truly wonderful.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:04 PM

29. K&R...

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