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791 Corydon Avenue (1)    Location Map

'A "Trip" on the Avenue'

Location: NW corner Corydon & Arbuthnot, South & East Face

Occupant: Penner Auto Body

District: Fort Rouge

Neighbourhood: McMillan

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Year: 2010

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 painting.

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