Monday, February 15, 2010

A floral print big enough for the olympics.

Every olympic city wants to put its best foot forward and that means showcasing more than sport.  So there are plenty of artistic endeavors going on here in Vancouver.  Many of them are part of the Cultural Olympiad.  Take Michael Lin's A Modest Vail which is anything but modest. Lin takes his inspiration from Taiwanese textiles, only he makes them larger than life in beautifully painted murals.  For Vancouver, he created three huge murals that cover one entire side of the Vancouver Art Gallery (which hosted other Cultural Olympiad events that I'll post about later).  I don't generally go for floral paintings.  But Lin proved that paintings of flowers can be something completely unexpected.  I'll stop talking about it and just show a couple of photos.

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