A mural in Wittenberg


I have no idea what this mural means, but it certainly is a contrast to the other things I saw in Wittenberg. I'll be showing more of the city tomorrow. Until then, you can see more murals at Monday Mural.

30 comments:

  1. the peachy color is neat but then it seems to have some angry touches to it, too.

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  2. Very stylish... and it does feel a bit aggressive too.

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  3. It's a very interesting study in contrasts.

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  4. I think it means some vandals had a lot of peach colored paint. (Oh, excuse me . . . )

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    1. Haha Jack! I often think things like that too!

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  5. It gives a very colourful sense of circular motion!

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  6. Intriguing image, wonder what it means.

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  7. Strange one but indeed something else.

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  8. It looks a bit mysterious, but nice.

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  9. I wonder what the original was/meant too. Looks like it has been 'added' to

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  10. Someone put a lot of effort into it! Nice and colourful..!It reads" Konsum" - maybe a protest against our material world or a reference to the old shops which were sometimes called the same name.
    Looking forward to seeing more of Wittenberg and its history.

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  11. It looks like some sort of cosmic explosion! Very interesting.

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  12. Murals can often be a mystery Hal, but if they're gorgeous colours and brighten up a dull spot.. all is good oui :)

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  13. Konsum means consume in English. I looked up Korah and he was a dude from the Bible who was a traitor to his own people. I'm not really sure what the connection between these two things is...

    More on Korah:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korah

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    1. Read 'In rabbinical literature' in this link: Korah was a wealthy man and perished on account of his rapacity!

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  14. Even though you supplied some meaning above, it is still a mystery to me. Thanks for visiting my Bromo-Seltzer mural.

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  15. A mural too cryptic and a not-so-good one...

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  16. It must have some meaning to the person who painted it. Or, it could simply a really disturbed person painted it and it has no meaning at all. Maybe that's the point? I dunno. It's certainly not very attractive. :)

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    1. I agree, not the best mural I've ever seen. But it has created a lot of discussion here!

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  17. I was curious too and looked up both terms. Wikipedia says that Konsum was a state-controlled retailer in the former German Democratic Republic and that Korah led a rebellion against Moses. I wonder if the artist's statement is question authority.

    Take 25 to Hollister

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    1. Who really knows the meaning behind this mural? Wittenberg is in the former East though... so maybe the Konsum is referring to that store and not just the general idea of consumerism.

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  18. I think this composition would be more successful on paper than on a wall. What I found most interesting was the variety of thoughts and comments on it. Art always provokes the observer. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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