791 Corydon Avenue (1)
'A "Trip" on the Avenue'
Location: NW corner Corydon & Arbuthnot, South & East Face
Occupant: Penner Auto Body
District: Fort Rouge
Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen
Sponsors: Take Pride Winnipeg!, Corydon Avenue BIZ
2017 Update: The Main, South-facing wall on Corydon was painted over; probably due to wear and tear of rubbing against the Mural, which runs right along the sidewalk.
On the corner of Corydon and Arbuthnot Street and inspired by famous artists
like Michelangelo, Charles Comfort, Dierdre Luzwick and Mural artist Diego
Rivera, this Mural also incorporates a taste of the trompe l'oeil styles of Mural
This Mural has a strong surrealistic style with inspirations of
the art deco era and it was created to invoke thought and discussion through a
fun and meaningful symbolic nature. A prairie landscape with fields of spaghetti,
a ladle drenched in chocolate syrup over the cake/house that displays shop
windows of Corydon. The bridge, reminiscent of the Archway architecture, the
large chrome plated goose flying towards a mechanical sunset. A psychedelic
staircase leads into the opera singer's large intricate dress as she stares at the
life-size artists busy creating an Italian sculpture.
Around the corner, on
Arbuthnot Street, the Mural is mostly dedicated to the dynamics of the
automobile. It is designed to complement the business that has proudly served
the community for the last 30 years and to add an energetic feel to the Mural. A
rare 1932 Franklin Club Broughan automobile is directly in front of the building's
main entrance and to its right the Mural continues into an enchanting night scene
of Corydon Avenue and its majestic trees sparkling with lights and Archway
standing tall at the end of the hustle and bustle of a vibrant Avenue.
Source: Corydon Avenue BIZ