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Mural Season is Afoot!

by Molly Donnermeyer


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It’s mural-painting season in Cincinnati! ArtWorks kicked off their mural projects this week, and among them is the restoration of “Homage to Cincinnatus” located on the Kroger building at Vine and Central Parkway. This mural was originally commissioned by the Kroger Company in 1983.

“Homage to Cincinnatus” was created by the artist Richard Haas, who is well-known for his use of trompe l’oeil to create realistic architectural murals on the sides of building around the world. Trompe l’oeil is a painting technique that originated during Renaissance, and was widely used during the Baroque Period.

Visit me in the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives today to learn more about mural artists, the Baroque and Renaissance Periods, trompe l’ oeil painting, and other public artworks and their creators on display in  Cincinnati. #CAMLibrary