I looked for something appropriate to the solstice and came across this short film, Between Helinum and Flevum, by Martin Butler. I think it’s from the Netherlands. The Flevum is a delta of the Rhine, but what Helinum is I don’t know. Search engines are unaware of its existence and suggest “Helium” instead.
The style of painting is called Toyism, a movement that began in The Netherlands in the 1990s. The artists all use aliases. Camouflage Cats is painted by Dejo, founder of the movement, and “a former rock musician who traded in his guitar for paint brushes sometime in the early 1990s, a tireless promoter of the Toyists and a fine human being.”
I like it – colourful, cheerful, playful – hits all the right fuls.
The painting is an exercise in perspective by Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678). The wall is a Campbeltown wall.