13 juni 2016

Pigeon and milk cart

This beautiful mural picturing a huge pigeon that pulls a farmer on his milk cart is located at the Kostersgang in the city of Groningen. It was painted by local artist Klaas Lageweg. Lageweg, who passed this big empty wall often on his way from home to the city centre, designed a mural and asked permission at the owner of the building as well as the company that rented the place, to create his piece of art on the wall.

The farmer on the cart is Roelf Bierling, who lived in a farm near this spot about a century ago and who went door-to-door selling the milk from his cows. Lageweg chose to paint a pigeon instead of a horse as obviously the pigeon is the kind of bird that is most common to find in a (or any) city. The space on the wall allowed him to paint the pigeon as if it was about to fly away up to the sky.

I'm linking to Monday Mural.

19 opmerkingen:

  1. Prachtig gedaan, zoiets zie je in ons land niet zo vaak. Grappige voorstelling met die duif die de melkwagen voorttrekt.

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  2. Oh I love this one! I like reading the story behind it too. Thanks Marleen!

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  3. I like that there is a strong local connection.

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  4. I like that there is a strong local connection.

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  5. That's rather wonderful. I always found horses difficult to draw too. :)

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  6. Oh my! The mural is staggering! The colours are so beautiful.

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  7. Oh what a painting and what house! Wonderful picture really =).

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  8. The image has a dream-like quality; perfect for a nostalgic reference. For me the shadows of the tree add to the dreaminess. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  9. Oh I really like this mural Marleen, love the fantastical idea of the pigeon instead of a horse, gorgeous touch of blue on the wing, j'adore!

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  10. Oh I really like this mural Marleen, love the fantastical idea of the pigeon instead of a horse, gorgeous touch of blue on the wing, j'adore!

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  11. I love how the brown and white colors of the houses naturarally blend into the painting.

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  12. This really is one of the most beautiful mural I ever seen.

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  13. I agree with orvokki.
    Unique and very very pretty!

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