La particolarità di questi murales, realizzati dal gruppo di giovani artisti "Cité Creation" , è che questi si trovano totalmente immersi ed inseriti alla perfezione nel contesto urbano, perché realizzati tutti con la tecnica del trompe-l'oeil cosa che, ad un primo impatto, rende difficile distinguere quale sia la realtà e quale la finzione! L'intento è quello di raccontare la storia della città e di dare un po' di colore al grigiore urbano!
Ecco quelli che vi consigliamo di andare a cercare:
Lyon is the second largest city in France and it’s also known as “The little Paris” because it’s beautiful and lively like the French capital, but everything is smaller. Walking through Lyon’s old town centre is a unique experience. The French city is well–known as one of the first 5 cities in the world and the European capital of wall paintings. Wandering around one of the most beautiful areas of the city, the Croix Rousse quarter, you’ll understand why. You’ll discover a painted city and you’ll be charmed by this artistic aspect: more than 150 wall paintings describe the city history and its inhabitants’ daily life and take you back in the past in a charming atmosphere where past and present are mixed up. The peculiar aspect of these wall paintings, realized by a group of young artists called Cité Création, is that they’re perfectly integrated in the urban fabric thanks to the technique called trompe-l’oeil: at a first sight, you won’t be able to distinguish what’s real and what’s painted on the buildings’ walls! The final purpose of these paintings is to tell the city history through images but also to bring colour to the grey buildings typical of the urban fabric. Here we suggest the most famous wall paintings, the ones that you cannot miss if you’re in Lyon:
“Le Mur des Canuts” is the most famous one and you can find it in the heart of the Croix Rousse quarter, in Boulevard des Canuts. It was painted in 1987 and it’s dedicated to Lyon’s famous silk workers. It’s really striking because of the central staircase which seems real but is only the effect of a great trompe-l’oeil painting.
“La bibliothèque de la cité” is another famous wall painting and it’s really noteworthy: at the crossroad between rue de la Platière and Quai de la Pêcherie, in the fabulous quarter called Vieux Lyon, you’ll find a huge library with the masterpieces of the most famous French writers like Voltaire, Louise Labé, Rabelais, Frédéric Dard, etc.
Insomma i murales di Lione sono numerosi e sempre diversi. Noi vi abbiamo dato qualche suggerimento, ora tocca a voi andare alla ricerca di queste opere d'arte urbane!