Nothing too taxing for you today – in case you’re still nursing hangovers and digesting the overload of Christmas food. Hope you had a great time – I blinked and it was gone!
This post features a clever, light-hearted and brilliantly executed Wall Painting from Chamonix. I would love to know the history behind this – so if anyone reading this knows who the artist(s) was, do drop me an e-mail. This work of art is situated opposite the Tourist Office in the Place du Triangle de l’Amitié at first floor level – behind one of the main shopping streets of Chamonix. This square is used for concerts and other events and celebrations, which might explain the content of the Artwork.
First of all, two close-ups. Here we have a film crew, the director, and the sound man with his boom (be patient, you’ll see the Mic shortly).
And then maybe fifteen yards further along the wall, beyond a cluster of women at an imagined upstairs window (we’ll come to them too), we have the ‘hoodlums’ – the Actors – apparently hanging out of another upstairs window.
Put it all together – and the scene in total looks like this……
[NB this last image was photo-merged in Photoshop from two images that were never taken with the intention that they might be later ‘stitched’. But Photoshop obliged although the resulting perspective is a little bizarre].
How about that for a really imaginative piece of wall painting? It makes me smile every time I look at it.