one day at a time…
Wednesday, 18 August 2004

World Beneath The Paving Stones
CREDIT: © Kurt Wenner/KurtWenner.com
WHERE: Mantua, Italy. WHAT: pavement artist extraordinary.
MAP: Mantua (Mantova). Thumbnail pops-up larger image.

Dies Ira © Kurt WennerTo say Kurt Wenner is a pavement artist is a bit like saying Lance Armstrong rides a bike, or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote tunes, albeit that "there are simply too many notes". Some people thought Kurt's work so incredible that there is even a 'true' entry on Snopes, the urban legends web site more renowned for its 'false' warnings. In the first Snopes example, it is difficult to believe the image is drawn on a flat surface; a powerful illusion, without a point of reference.

From Kurt's own gallery section, for today's thumbnail feature picture we chose the headline item 'Dies Irae' from 'Street Painting and Public Events'. If you walk around, please be careful not to step on any fingers! [Thanks to Eric Shackle for the lead.]

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)