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Monday, 24 July 2017

Subway mural


Glass mosaic murals in the NYC Subway at Times Square/42nd Street


The pair of mosaics "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter" depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline. Source: udine.it.

Linking with Monday Murals HERE

30 comments:

  1. ...this brightens things up.

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  2. Amazing murals. Have a good week.

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  3. Fraaie glas beschildering Christine, goed gevonden.
    Groet Kees.

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  4. Hello, the murals are beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Beautiful murals and the lighting put nice effects on the scenes... and thanks for revealing the same.

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  6. I like these full, colorful murals. Very nice.

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  7. These are real works of art. Amazing how much detail can be created with mosaics!

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  8. Those pictures certainly make the walls more interesting.

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  9. What treasure you found and displayed so well here!

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  10. Very nice, I remember staying up above at the Commodore I believe.

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  11. Wonderful - especially the 2nd one!

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  12. these are really beautiful!! i live so close, have visited so many times and yet i have never seen them. i must look for them on my next trip!!!

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  13. The glass would make these really shine!

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  14. What beauty these murals display. Very nice, Christine.

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  15. Those are impressive murals - I wonder how they keep them graffiti-clear in the subway.

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  16. This is wonderful artwork! I can't imagine how long it would take to create the mural! Awesome.

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  17. Amazing artwork.Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hi Christine

    Beautiful the murals.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  19. These are quite lovely.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/07/hhhhiiiiiiiisssssssss.html

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  20. Beautiful murals Christine!

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  21. Amazing...and found in the depths of NYC...in a spot that millions pass by every day and night...how many stop to look...glad you did. :)

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  22. I believe I see echoes of Renaissance Italian art in these, especially the woman who is looking over her shoulder at us. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  23. I love the murals and the stories behind them. Gorgeous artwork.

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