Tuesday, March 26, 2013
BRIGHTENING THE HOOD: Jalousie Slum Painted Psychedelic Colors In Haiti, Critics Call Project Superficial (PHOTOS)
In this picture taken March 21, 2013, homes painted in bright colors cover a hill in Jalousie, a cinder block shantytown in Petionville, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of Haiti's biggest shantytowns, a vast expanse of grim cinderblock homes on a mountainside in the nation's capital, is getting a psychedelic makeover that aims to be part art and part homage. Workers this month began painting the concrete facades of buildings in Jalousie slum a rainbow of purple, peach, lime and cream, inspired by the dazzling "cities-in-the-skies" of well-known Haitian painter Prefete Duffaut, who died last year.....
FULL ARTICLE HERE: Jalousie Slum Painted Psychedelic Colors In Haiti, Critics Call Project Superficial (PHOTOS)