Saturday, February 19, 2011

Train Entering the Station


While driving in traffic in the trendy West Queen West area of Toronto, I happened to look down a side street and there was this striking mural of a subway train painted on the side of a house. Naturally I had to get a pic, so did some winding around in one-way streets to come out in front of the house and get this shot. There is an on-going debate here about what is art and what is graffiti - I think this is art! Any opinions?

13 comments:

Lúcia said...

Great shot RedPat! I love street art!
In Brazil, we use the term graffiti ("grafite") only for artistic works, we have another word for vandalism acts "pichação".
There are two very talented brazilian artists that became famous with graffiti works "Os Gêmeos" (the twins).

Sharon said...

It's very artistic. I wonder why it's there.

Eyeliquor said...

Art.
Period.
:-)
Very cool capture!
A happy weekend to you Red Pat :-)

Beyond My Garden said...

This is art.

Halcyon said...

I don't know if it's art or not, but I like it! :)

Randy said...

Nice mural.

Jack said...

I have mouthed off here about graffiti, but I count this as art and think it is good. I like your first commenter's distinction between artistic works and vandalism.

Erica said...

I'm in that area quite often...I must have of missed it.

mary said...

Agree with you ... definitely art!
Such murals bring life to our city.

Linda said...

Art, and very effective.

Leena said...

Art!

EG Wow said...

I call this art too.

Andy said...

If the owner gave permission, it's art.