Monumental frescoes to be unveiled in Namur

Monumental frescoes to be unveiled in Namur
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The city of Namur will soon unveil a series of monumental frescoes created by artists of different nationalities, the cultural service of the Walloon capital announced on Thursday.

Dutch artist Leon Keer is hard at work on the creation of a trompe-l'oeil painting on the facade of the city's State Archives building, located in Boulevard Cauchy.

Keer's fresco is set to be completed next Thursday.

In Rue Namèche, behind the town hall, Swiss American artist Mona Caron, known worldwide for her giant floral compositions, is preparing to transform the gable of a house into a surrealist work of art dedicated to flowers that are "both beautiful and rebellious."

Finally, in Rue de Fer, Liège illustrator and muralist Johnny Boy will bring "a touch of colour and fun" to the entrance of the town hall.

Fifteen or so paintings already punctuate the town's course in street art.

To these could be added the forty ephemeral paintings created last May in the Barracks' car park and the Parc Léopold during the Pshitt Graffiti Festival.

Four more urban frescoes will be painted over the summer in Namur, Jambes and Salzinnes.

The frescoes are the result of the cultural policy conducted through Namur Confluent Culture.

The aim of this programme is to bring art into the public space thus making it accessible to all, and to dynamise the city and make it more attractive.

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