Portuguese artist Odeith painted not so long ago this beautiful mural in Setúbal, Portugal .
Located on Avenida Luisa Todi and inspired by the local culture, the new mural took nine days to complete.
According to Odeith he was asked to paint something that could have some meaning for the local community and after some research, he found a photograph taken by a Setúbal photographer called Américo.
Odeith describes his experience as follows:
While painting I wondered if the boy in the photo was still alive or have gone out of Setúbal
At that time .
When one of the days , a man appeared and said :
– That boy in the photo is my uncle , and still alive .
I was happy and I met him today he has 91 years old .
When the photo was taken in 1933 he would have close to 10 years.
When her daughter took him near the wall , he said :
– The wound .
he noticed that the paint had the bandage on the leg of a wounded
he had in his ankle 80 years ago .
My thoughts about this Wall .
The photographer Américo probably never thought that someone
would paint a mural 20 meters of a photo taken by him 80 years ago .
The boy Vicente in the photo never imagined that one day he would see him self painted on a wall 20 meters high
when the Américo told him to look at the camera that day .
When I started painting I never thought that one day i could paint a mural in the center of this
beautiful city Setúbal .
The small actions you do today may be huge tomorrow !
Thanks Bruno Pereira –
Odeith – 2014
In this image we see a wonderful combination of letter-based work and photorealism, keeping a restricted colour palette, except for one little detail, the bird on the upper right corner. A nice detail.
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