We have all seen murals on buildings that become part
of the landscape of the town or city in which they are created, but this is entirely
No doubt you have seen in magazines advertisements for various printers that show
a remarkable picture, sometimes a person wearing a swim suit, then the shocking discovery
is to find out that the image is actually the swim suit painted on the model. The
idea being that the printer is so good that it tricks the eye.
Indeed, this is exactly what has been done with this Winnipeg tire shop. There are
only three elements of what constitutes the building that are real. The lights, the
large dark doorway under the name "Canada Auto" and the external conduit
that runs the length of the building seen just above the snow in this picture. The
conduit has a bit of snow on it and that makes this line visible only at this time
of the year.
Everything else is in effect an elaborate deceptive illusion. From the bricks themselves,
the roofing tiles, the window to the left of the real door, the vintage gas pump
and battery stand, the signs, the doorways, all created to disceive the eye. Only
the various doorways appear as pictures as the rest of the building appears as though
it were real.
Perhaps the most confusing element in the picture is the apparent extension toward
you that appears to jut out of the building with the large real doorway. This also
is merely a painted illusion.
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