This is one of the murals commissioned by the Philadelphia Mural Arts program, the largest public art organization in the U.S., linking artists with neighborhoods to beautify public spaces. The mural transforms an otherwise drab brick facade into a veritable masterpiece.
The Birth of Venus sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
A few feet to the left of “The Birth of Venus,” one finds Venus and Cupid.
Jupiter and Callisto painting (detail).
Wednesday Nights are “Pay What You Wish” Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All kinds of family-friendly activities are offered that night, including a yoga class in the Great Stair Balcony from 6-7 p.m. Some yogis choose to view the surrounding galleries afterwards, toting around their rolled-up mats like foam rubber trophies.
The interesting thing about the photo above (captured in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood) is that the surroundings seemed just as surreal as the image might suggest. How fortunate that I was able to capture the ambience using the assistance of a trusted mobile companion.
Note: All photos in this post were captured using a MyTouch Slide 4G. Editing done on Picasa.