using the old balneotherapy building center in świdnica city as a large canvas, polish artist seikon has created a colorful mural painting that combines tradition of place with today’s vision of architecture. the public artwork celebrates balneology, a branch in medical sciences that uses natural raw materials for the treatment, prevention and diagnostic of illnesses.
the old balneotherapy center in świdnica city dates back to the 1970s
completed after just a week, seikon’s mural painting digs even deeper into the history of balneotherapy. indeed, the evolution of this field is quite long. starting off from a purely empirical knowledge most often used by soothsayers, it has grown into selected and verified physical methods that support clinical medicine. finally, the development has reached the level of creating a separate field that is precisely based on scientific ground. balneology is also known under different — and familiar — names such as medical spa treatment and physiotherapy.
the entire mural has taken a week to be completed
details: colors and patterns blend tradition with contemporary architecture
work in progress: early stages of the painting
final stages of the mural painting
edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom