Métro Mural Inspirations (2) – Marvelous Mosaics
This week I present to you some of the best SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) station murals alongside those in other cities in a special feature called “Métro Mural Inspirations”. Whether you are looking for inspiration for a project or simply enjoy large scale art, you are in for a treat.
The train systems around the world go by different names. In Paris and Montréal, they call it the “Métro“, In London – the Underground, In New York – the Subway, In Chicago the “L” (short for ‘elevated’), and so on and so forth.
Today, I bring you “Marvelous Mosaics”.
Location: Dhoby Ghaut Interchange, Singapore
Located in the linkway of the interchange, the work of this husband and wife team salutes Asia’s rich artistic legacy. Working in mosaic, Milenko created a lush, floor design that fans out at the foot of the escalators and four sets of column rings. A vibrant, tactile wall mural sees Delia’s refined work ceramics fusing seamlessly with Milenko’s earthy mosaics. Info Source
In New York
Location:Times Square-42nd Street Station, New York
The enormous mosaic mural is the focal point of the mezzanine in the Times Square subway complex. Its shimmering and detailed surface pays tribute to the diversity and strength of New York City – its neighborhoods, cultural life, recreational pleasures, love of sports and, of course, its subway system. New York in Transit was Jacob Lawrence’s last public work. In it he evokes city life seen from an elevated train and the sensitive and loving portrait shows a slice of city life and is a parting gift to New York City, seen by millions of people who live and visit here.
Jean -Paul Mousseau, 1975
Width 13,5 m × height 3,6 m
Location: Viau Metro Station, Ticket Hall, Montreal
This large, symmetrical mural in tones of aqua, jade, and gold covers the east wall of the ground-level ticket hall. Its curved central shape can be identified as the Olympic flame, as the tower of the nearby Olympic stadium, or simply an abstraction suggesting ascent.
Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1984 Mosaic
They’re so vibrant and full of life – what a wonderful interjection of joy and color into what otherwise might be a mundane or even frazzling public transportation experience.