Monday, June 10, 2013

Play Me A Song

I am back to the murals in the Islington neighbourhood and the snow gives a hint that I took this pic in March but never got around to posting it. This is yet another mural painted by John Kuna and it is called "Prodigy" since it depicts a young Glenn Gould taking piano lessons at the Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor St, and this building housed a satellite location of the Conservatory from the 1950s through the 80s. Gould, the most celebrated former student of the RCM, is pictured against a background showing the new concert hall (Koerner Hall) at the Conservatory.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

19 comments:

Jackie/Jake said...

This is gorgeous!! I have a musical theme today as well.

JM said...

WOW! This is fabulous! What a great artist.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool!!!

Lowell said...

Superb! I remember Glenn Gould - in fact, I used to have at least one recording of his. What a pianist! This really is a wonderful mural.

EG CameraGirl said...

GREAT mural!

Gerald (SK14) said...

wonderful and bright

Sharon said...

I love that this mural has a real story behind it. Very nice.

Marleen said...

Really beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

I'm slightly jealous of all your marvellous murals! :-)

Babzy said...

very nice mural :)

William Kendall said...

That's a beautiful mural!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Great history!

Andy said...

This mural is truly a piece of art. It's also nicely photographed.

Randy said...

Wow, that one is fantastic.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Another musical mural! What are the chances? How fascinating to see Glenn Gould as a boy. No wonder the conservatory has memorialized his time there. Kuna always delivers, doesn't he? Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, remarkably lifelike!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

John Kuna is a fantastic artist, his murals are so realistic, nice find indeed Pat.

Laura. M said...

Impressive mural. It is a work of art!
A kiss.

Halcyon said...

A great find! I wonder if kids today know who Glenn Gould is?