PAINTING YOUR TOWN

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Russian amateur folk artist Vladimir Ovchinnikov have been painting his town Borovsk, population of 12,000, a place of cottages slouching on grassy slopes, with murals.   I think this is a great idea to use city walls instead of canvas. I would rather see folk art on buildings than bare brick walls.


vladimir ovchinnikov

ovchinnikov mural

mural in russia

borovsk mural

*above: Vladimir Ovchinnikov incorporates poems of Russian writers into his murals as well as famous folk sayings

russian wall painting



*above: Vladimir Ovchinnikov uses Russian folk saying “Good (towards boy or girl) just like a cucumber!”

владимир овчинников



Vladimir Ovchinnikov


*note: the cat inside the window and the church reflection on the two images above are painted


December 10, 2008