maandag 2 februari 2015

Monday Mural

An image of Nelson Mandela at the corner of the Kruger Square and Pretorius street in Amsterdam. The artwork from two to seven meters is made up of small wooden labels, which form a mosaic depicting Mandela. The design comes from Steffen Maas and the initiative of a housing association and local residents. This neighbourhood has long historical ties with South Africa. Over a hundred years ago the new working class neighbourhoud was named after the Republic Transvaal which was founded in 1856 by descendants of the Dutch settlers in South Africa. Until ten years ago a province in South Africa was still called "Transvaal".
Linking to Monday Murals

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Like having the world at your doorstep.

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  2. Very good likeness. I learn a lot coming here!

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  3. You are correct I am repeating myself! Need to get out there and take pictures... Janey

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  4. Marianne, another great mural post. So nice to have the commemoration of Mandela there.

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  5. A lot easier to paint it first then hang it I am sure.

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  6. Nice tribute to Mandela. South africa has a very complicated history.

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  7. That's an excellent mural and such an inspiration.

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  8. A fitting mural to have. A great and a good man- such a rare combination.

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  9. It is lovely and I like the fact that it is a mosaic. The yellow trimmed windows and balconies are nice too!

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  10. Dearest Marianne,
    That is quite striking and beautifully done!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  11. Striking treatment for a portrait. I thought it was large scale pointillism-which in a way it is. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  12. A great man. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  13. I know Nelson Mandela would go over in North Idaho. But I respect and admire the man.
    Coffee is on

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  14. Amazing man despite the injustice of his imprisonment. Really super find Marianne.

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