Monday, July 13, 2015

'The Joker' by Vincent Fantauzzo..




I had seen photos of the mural depicting Perth born actor Heath Ledger as the Joker, his last role before his death in 2008, but actually seeing it took my breath away, it's a stunning piece of work in the foyer of The Backlot Perth (excellent link) an amazingly creative space. The portrait was painted by Vincent Fantauzzo  a family friend of the Ledgers.  I wouldn't be surprised if you already know the name Vincent Fantauzzo, remember the 30 portraits in 30 days series.. how is that even possible, incroyable! There is another fantastic mural just through those doors below to the right.. show you next week, if I can wait that long :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...
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31 comments:

  1. That is an amazing painting...but a bit scary! Such a loss.....the to see lives end too quickly.

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  2. Oh, I do agree with Janey and MagicEye!!! Amazing indeed!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the amazing things from Perth!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  3. A fascinating story. The mural, however, might scare little kids like me!

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  4. I'd forgotten that Heath Ledger was from Perth! What a wonderful tribute....

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  5. A super portrait of the Joker! Well done indeed.

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  6. That artwork captures a magnificent, fascinating expression on the Joker's face. Love the colours too.

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  7. That is a fantastic piece of work, quite amazing. A sad loss...

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  8. I agree with all of the above! Brilliant!!

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  9. That's a cracking piece of work. Is there a blank wall anywhere in Perth?

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  10. I do find that rather creepy, which of course was the intention - so a brilliant piece of art work!

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  11. Such a haunting image Grace. Street Art is entering a whole new era.

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  12. Dramatic and very well done:)

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  13. This is very beautiful painted Grace, why don't I see such murals overhere? I have to look for them like Sherlock Holmes :)

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  14. Facinating portrait , well painted,,greeting from Mons city in Belgium.

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  15. Indeed a great piece of work. Thanks for showing.

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  16. What eyes! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  17. It's a bit creepy too for my taste.

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  18. I'd also seen this mural on TV and in print, and I can imagine how powerful to be face to face with it! Amazing!!

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  19. That was 2008? Time runs way too fast, Grace! So sad he threw his life away like that. Impressive mural...

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  20. This looks like a photograph. What an amazing mural!

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  21. Great work. He did some good movies.

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  22. It certainly does draw one right back into that role.

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  23. Fantastic mural. I knew the Ledger was Australian but, I didn't know he was born in Perth.

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  24. Ouch. This is painful to look at. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  25. Certainly an outstanding portrait.

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