Monday, March 31, 2014

Fool The Eye

This probably the most famous and the best mural in Toronto. The "FlatIron Mural" is found appropriately on the back of the Flat Iron building and was created by Canadian artist Derek Besant in 1980 after a competition run by the city. Although it incorporates a few of the windows from the building itself, the facade it depicts is actually that of the Perkins Building across the road on Front St E. I love it!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

30 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

FANTASTIC!

Luis Gomez said...

This is so good! Wonderful!

Revrunner said...

It's great!

Lowell said...

Fantastic, good, wonderful, great - I agree with all of those descriptions of this piece of art. It amazes me how artists can work with perspective in such a way that it looks so real!

Super post!

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous!!!

Sharon Anck said...

A fantastic example of trompe l'oeil. I love this kind of art.

Stefan Jansson said...

Fantastic it is.

Karen said...

Trompe l'oeil is an amazing art form!

Halcyon said...

A great trompe l’œil!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How Fun!

William Kendall said...

Spectacular!

Tanya Breese said...

now that is awesome! kind of reminds me of those bikini t-shirts!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, great !!
Wonderful piece of Art!

Bill Nicholls said...

That is amazing

Andy said...

The flat iron build has been there for eons but I never knew about the mural. It's pretty cool looking.

cieldequimper said...

That's a brilliant trompe-l’œil!

Kate said...

This is really cool, and inventive, and creative. You have found a real winner here!

VioletSky said...

I love this one. And you got a beautiful blue sky day to shoot it!

s.c said...

Stunning one. I like it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very impressive piece. No wonder it's a favorite and is so well preserved. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Barbara Farr said...

Very cool mural.

EG CameraGirl said...

This mural is fabulous, RedPat! I love it too.

Randy said...

That's fun.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Been away for a while...makes me think of home1

Mike Biles said...

That's a truly amazing mural!

biebkriebels said...

This is a great mural!

Laura. M said...

Than the original ... I love Pat. It is a work of art!

José Mendonça said...

This is fabulous! So well done.

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

That's great.

Jack said...

Wow! Back to back to back architectural triumphs!