Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Murals: Trompe L'Oeil Street Art

A huge mural graces the side of a three-story building at 1995 East Oakland Park Boulevard in Tamarac. Trompe l'oeil street art is a free delight among Fort Lauderdale things-to-see.

The sunset colors recreate the glowing peaches of a subtropical evening. Details, such as the shadow of a bird, add to the realism.

The artist has left name and phone number for admirers.

A few blocks away, a sub sandwich shop advertises its location at 1100 East Oakland Park Boulevard with this clever rendition of a European-style street cafe.

This colorful scene artfully disguises an awkward corner where a strip mall abuts an older, larger building. A patch of blue sky at the right top blends with the normally blue skies of South Florida. Even the yellow bricks, left, are fluently incorporated into the mural.

The close-up, below, shows the colorful palette of this creation.

I enjoy the murals that seem to be cropping up everywhere, adding interest to otherwise blank or even unsightly walls. Cheers for these street artists.

More Murals

Scroll down to see mural on Las Olas Boulevard.

Historical mural on Broward Boulevard is last photo.

Mid-century modern buildings at beach

Mid-century modern buildings, Seven Isles, off Las Olas Boulevard