Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Mural: The Seven Lively Arts by York Wilson
From the York Wilson website. Please click here.
York Wilson was an artist of many talents, among which was mural painting. The mural which I selected above for the blog, can be found in Toronto's Hummingbird Centre. (formerly known as the O'Keefe Centre'). York named it 'The Seven Lively Arts' and I suppose this name is as appropriate as can be expected, for a commissioned work for one of Toronto's cultural art centres. I am the last person to critique an abstract mural, but I will say that the work is vibrant, active, and suggestive of the arts .
The creator of York's website writes of this work:
Wilson has brought together themes and styles from various periods in the history of Western Art. In the upper left corner he mimics the primitive style of the oldest known cave-paintings. Below this section is a sequence of Egyptian hieroglyphs. To the right, a depiction of one of the classic themes in Western religious art, Christ's Descent From the Cross.
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