Monday, March 6, 2023



Byter Sue P has sent me some emails with links that are fascinating.

Thanks Sue.

Following are her emails and what was sent . . .

Email #1:

Apparently this community art work comes from Lyon, France?

Using a reverse image search called Tin Eye I found the background to the above community art on a website called Twisted Sifter, at:

From that site:

At 40 Boulevard des Canuts in Lyon, France you will find this incredible trompe-l’œil mural by the French artist collective, CitéCréation.

First completed in 1987, the monumental work has been updated several times since. However, to truly appreciate the impact and difference the mural has made you must see what the wall looked like before the artists gave it, its dramatic face lift.

Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”) is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

If you’re interested, you can also check out the intersection on Google Street View, at:


Email #2:

Hi Otto
Look at these lovely paintings reminiscent of Tiffany glass
Regards, Sue

The above link is to the artworks of Erin Hanson.

From her above website:
Erin Hanson is the creator of the contemporary painting style known as “Open Impressionism," which is currently taught in art schools and colleges around the world. Open Impressionism is a blend of classical impressionism and modern expressionism, with a dash of plein air style.

Hanson has spent the past twenty years developing the unique techniques of Open Impressionism, which involve minimal brushstrokes and impasto application of paint. Unlike traditional oil painters, Hanson does not build up the painting layer by layer; instead, she lays her paint strokes side by side without overlapping and works to get each stroke “right the first time.” These clean strokes give a mosaic or stained-glass effect to her paintings, while also conveying a sense of movement to her work. She uses a limited palette of only five pigments to create a vivid dance of un-muddied color upon the canvas, choosing colors that ignite the imagination and capture the emotional feeling of being out of doors.

Through the years, Hanson has continued to use the outdoors to inspire a vast collection of works.
Some of her art:

Vineyard Afternoon:


Blue Ridge Waters


Desert Road


Blooming Field


Blue Tiles and Sunflowers


Eucalyptus Grove


Without wishing to detract from Erin Hanson, I do note that her art reminds me of the art of Albert Namatjira:

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