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A Stunning Mural Upside Down: No You Are Not Seeing Things!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

/ by Sajjad Sarwar
Using the water surface as his true canvas!

This isn't a mistake...this is inspirational art, by a gifted man. Lithuanian-American artist Ray Bartkus recently painted a beautiful mural on the side of a building in MarijampolÄ—, Lithuania. It may seem abstract at first glance, but when you look at the reflection in the water near the structure, it all makes sense.

While the designs of the mural may appear quite ordinary at first glance, the real magic happens when viewers first notice the display's river reflection. When reflected in the river's dark waters, the painted figures seem to come to life, interacting with the water itself.

Suddenly, swimmers, swans, and rowers seem to be sitting atop the water at the MarijampolÄ—, Lithuania location. Even a pair of legs appears to peek out of the water, as though diver has just gone headfirst into the river. Meanwhile the ripples give the illusion of movement—the swans, boats, rowers seem to glide across the water's surface. Clearly, all of this required an incredible amount of forethought on Bartkus's part. His impressive execution can easily be seen in the photo above, which has been enhanced to show the true intention behind the painter's intriguing artwork.
The painting is part of the Malonny art festival which brings artists together from across the globe.

Isn't that fascinating? I think that's the most creative thing I've seen in days! I think he has done an amazing work! Bravo!

Source: My Modern Met

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