Monday, November 19, 2012

It's A Duck



Back street at Belém, Lisbon
 
I have no idea who the author is, but I think it's a clever work: as seen from a distance you can clearly see a duck with its head backwards
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This post is linked to Monday Mural
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UPDATE
The tile mural is a work by Pedrita (Rita João and Pedro Ferreira), design graduates from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon’s Technical University.
(Thanks for the info, Mhas Perspectivas)

27 comments:

Babzy said...

funny duck , nice artwork ;)

Halcyon said...

This certainly makes the "decay" a little more exciting!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It 's clever JM, I always admire the patience it must take to create a piece like this, all those little mosaic tiles!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! That is beyond fabulous. Clever, intriguing, great piece of art!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yes it is a duck, and it's very clever!

Sharon said...

This really is very clever indeed. It amazes me how someone could take all those tiles of different colors and patterns and make it into something so completely different.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool! muscovy duck, i believe.

Sylvia K said...

This is really terrific, JM!! And clever indeed! Halcyon is right, it does improve the "decay"! Great shots for the day!! Have a good week!

Kathy said...

Interesting.

Virginia said...

Looks like a turkey to me! :) Gobble gobble!
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RedPat said...

I love it!

VP said...

Honor to the guy: this is amazing! The most original mural I have seen recently!

cieldequimper said...

This is simply brilliant!

Lowell said...

I know that the Portuguese are noted for their tile work, but this is something special! And on that wall. It's actually quite dramatic.

Are you sure it's a duck, though? Could it be a chicken with a twisted head? Or maybe a turkey with a soon-to-be missing head?

I'm sorry I'm such a quack!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The play of light and shadow to create an image is fascinating. There are old quilt patterns that use the same principle. Knowing each piece is an individually made tile adds to the complexity and links with an old tradition. That this modern piece is on a very old wall also connects past to present. The mural really invites study. Thanks for contributing to Monday Mural.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Amazing, I actually saw the duck before I even read you bit at the bottom. Great work of art. Diane

EG CameraGirl said...

It reminds me of a few wall quilts I have seen lately. Well done!

Robert Geiss said...

An excellent piece of art in my opinion. May time and life please treat it kind.

Please have a good Tuesday.

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Jack said...

That is great, JM.

Randy said...

I thought it was a turkey.

ladyfi said...

Very clever indeed!

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha. very clever indeed.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Would make a great patchwork quilt.

Sami said...

Very clever and pretty, pity it´s probably in some back street and doesn´t get seen by many.

Shaun Gibbs said...

That is awesome a pixilated 8 bit duck. WOW !!!

tapirgal said...

I thought it was a chicken, but in either case, I like it.

MhasPerspectivas said...

http://pedrita.net/projects/pato-mudo/