Monday, October 15, 2012

New Britain Mural




On September 24, I explained the State of Connecticut's program to fund new public murals in eight cities.  New Britain's mural is on a building near the intersection of Main Street and Columbus Boulevard.  In addition to state funding, the New Britain Museum of American Art and the estate of the artist, Sol Lewitt, contributed financial support.

Lewitt moved to New Britain as a child, attended New Britain schools and was loyal to his home town throughout his life.  He became one of the most prominent American artists of the 20th century.  This mural is Wall Drawing #1105, "Colored bands of arcs from four corners."  I have shown Sol Lewitt wall paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford here and here.  There will be more . . .

This post is linked to Monday Murals.

25 comments:

SRQ said...

If Willy Wonka had wall murals, this would be at his factory. The vibrant colors and arches will wake you up on a Monday morning!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one!

Halcyon said...

I really like this one! Such a nice burst of colour. You can't pass this up without feeling a little cheered. :)

Sharon said...

It makes me think of rainbows! I'd really enjoy photographing this from different angles.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hard to go wrong with rainbows of colour!

Sylvia K said...

I love the rainbows and how could you not be cheered up looking at this!! Now this is an uplifting capture for the day, Jack, and a great start for my day!

Paul in Powell River said...

Wow! Pass this on your way to work in the AM and you wouldn't need your morning coffee wake-up!

Lorelle said...

Bright, cheerful, and amazing!

VioletSky said...

this is very cool. it reminds me of the art the father of a friend used to make (though his wasn't quite so elaborate)

RedPat said...

Wonderful! Simple but so effective.

Mo said...

It's lovely you all think Britian is this colourful.

cieldequimper said...

All I need now is some Jim Morrison. Or some Janis Joplin.

Tash said...

I just love how you captured an appreciative spectator.

jennyfreckles said...

I rather like this - might make me crash if I was driving though! Love that little child exploring it with his hands as well as eyes.

Randy said...

Wow, you can't miss this one. I love it.

Michelle said...

I like this color in the environment. It reminds me of the Partridge Family...though I don't know why. Wrong color/pattern for them.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great colors, and a great idea for the state to sponsor murals throughout the state.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Controlled, structured, yet almost psychedelic. Vibrant doesn't begin to describe this mural. It's pleasing to hear the state is sponsoring public murals. Looking forward to seeing what else you've found for us. Thanks for contributing to Monday Mural.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wow, I absolutely adore this one Jack!

Lowell said...

That will get your attention for sure. I like the colors but it doth make me a wee bit dizzy. Ok, dizzier!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Eye teaser for sure!

VP said...

Not bad, I like this one!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Love this. I am more drawn to his B&W work, but this is really fun. Was it painted by someone else or a reproduction pasted up?

Cezar and Léia said...

a kind of psychedelic sensation! :)
Léia

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

So beautiful! And so colorful!
Makes me think of the paintings by Robert and Sonia Delaunay!