German volks mural


I found this mural on Karl Marx Allee in what was the former East Berlin. Although back in those days, this boulevard was known as Stalin Allee and was a very important "show" avenue for the DDR. The country poured money and effort into building massive and highly decorated apartment and office buildings (in the so called wedding cake style) which would impress both its citizens and foreign dignitaries. This mural is also from that time and is a celebration of socialism. Despite the strange theme, I rather like the color and design. Hope you had a great weekend, for more murals head to Monday Mural.

21 comments:

  1. Wedding Cake style mural? See I learn a lot chasing these blogs.

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  2. I see more nice art here than in all Weiwei's junk...

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  3. it looks joyous. have no idea of the underlying themes. :)

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  4. It seems light-hearted, not what I associate with socialist art. But, what do I know?

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  5. Looks very folk-arty to me rather than socialist. That was an interesting link you gave us to the wedding cake style!

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  6. It's a cheerful, colorful mural.

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  7. Au moins les fleurs sont jolies !

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  8. A very stupid comment from the person named VP. May be too old to understand other artistic projects. I hate rhis mural...really ugly.

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  9. The mural seems way too pretty to be speaking about anything political. ;)

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  10. It looks a little fiesta like.

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  11. Lovely splash of colour here Halcyon.. Quite controversial too it seems :)

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  12. I like the colors too. Not too happy to see someone calling another person's comment stupid though.

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  13. Yea put lots of money into impress and forgot the rest of the country. I visited some crap looking parts after the wall came down. Very nice mural though

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  14. I would have thought the mural represented anything other than what you wrote. Interesting. Thank you for visiting my Rainbow Rider. Oops, I had to go back and view the comments more closely after seeing the "stupid" word. People!

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  15. So beautiful! Where is it exactly?

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  16. I love those bears. I could live with any of them.

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