Eros & Psyche

‘Eros & Psyche’ is a large mural painted by Greek artist insane51 as part of Montreal’s 2019 Mural Festival.  It is designed to be viewed with 3D glasses.  Painted in blues is the ‘exterior’ of a woman while the skeleton and brain are shown in reds.

large mural, red and blue, of a woman showing skeleton and brain, as well as body pierced by two red arrows, designed to be viewed with 3 D galsses, painted in Montreal by insane51

In Greek mythology Psyche was the goddess of the soul and the wife of Eros, the god of love.  Eros, also known as Cupid (in Latin, or Roman mythology), was the son of Aphrodite and he was always throwing arrows to people in order to hit their heart and make them fall in love.  Psyche was the youngest daughter of a king; she was more beautiful than any goddess.  The story of Eros and Psyche is long and a bit convoluted.  It involves prophesies, happiness followed by betrayal and heart ache but of course it has a fairy tale ending, Psyche becomes immortal, and the couple live happily ever after.

 

whale mural

The whale mural was painted in 2013 along Stewart Street near the north entrance to Richmond Station in Melbourne.   It is 40 metres long and was painted by Mike Makatron and Everfresh Studios.  In the past few years, some tags have been painted on top of it.  This is what it looks like today (December 2018) – in sections because of its size.

whale mural that is 40 metres long, on a wall, by train station, head of a whale, some black tags over it. part of a whale mural showing pink brain inside head part of a whale mural showing that red heart as a pump part of a whale mural, car parked in front of it, showing machinery as parts that keep the whale moving

part of a whal mural, white ribs surrounding innards, and tail