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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BRIGHTENING THE HOOD: Jalousie Slum Painted Psychedelic Colors In Haiti, Critics Call Project Superficial (PHOTOS)

Jalousie In Colors Haiti Paints Slum
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.....
 

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