Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Penang Street Murals - Welded Iron Walls

The painted walls are said to be inspired by the Lithuanian born artist Ernest Zacharevic. Aside from these paintings, there are also welded iron walls in caricature. This form of art emulates humor and history of a specific street in Penang.

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I'm not into fashion but did you know that the famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo started his early career in Penang? It was in Muntri Street in Penang. Too bad I didn't see that wall art though.


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This welded iron in a wall is titled, The “Cheating Husband” it reflects a humorous interpretation of the Street named Love Lane, based from stories rich Chinese merchants kept their mistresses in this place.

The caricatures are funny as it supposed to be. Foreigners might not understand the humor behind it since for me, every place has its own origin of humor. It's like when I don't often laugh watching an American comedy movie especially Jack Black's.


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Though its not a welded iron, I find humor in this simple text on a metal roof sheets.
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