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Fake Facades: Patrick Commecy’s Clever Street Art

French artist Patrick Commecy and his team of muralists transform dull and boring facades around France into vibrant scenes full of life. His hyperrealistic painted-on windows, balconies and tiles closely resemble their real-life counterparts. Hanging in the balconies and outdoor space, Commecy would often incorporate figures of famous and influential persons from the history of the town the mural is in.

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The painted trompe l'oeil architecture on the Montpellier building (inset pictures) sports six famous figures and residents of Montpellier including Antoine Jérôme Balard, a chemist and discoverer of bromine.

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A building façade painted by Patrick Commecy based on the characters of Gabriel Chevallier’s famous novel "Clochemerle" (1934), in which he sketched a gallery of characters typical of the context and the time - truculent, burlesque, and good drinkers.

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A mural at the town of Le Puy-en-Velay

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A mural depicting 20 pioneers of mountaineering on the side of the first Guides Office within view of Mont Blanc.

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The tree is part of the painted mural.

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via Weburbanist

7 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! It looks like real railings were installed on some of them, or his painted railings just look that real. Amazing!

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  2. I hate it it's ugly kitch. No art whatsoever

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    1. Ah, I see. I too was expecting challenging, daring art on a website called "Amusing Planet".

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  3. These are fun, amusing, charming! 1001% improvement in each neighborhood. Boring and/or ugly buildings are vastly improved :) Love this artist's work!

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  4. The man is a genius, I love it!!!!

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  5. Anyone know where I may find a list of the locations of these - and other - murals? Living in France, I would love to visit as many as I could! (Apologies if part of this appears twice. Must have hit a "wrong" button!!!). :-)

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