Son of Man

Martin WhatsonSeptember 2013


Stavanger, Norway

In many of Martin Whatson's pieces, the artist re-imagines classical artworks for a contemporary audience. This mural was inspired by the 1946 painting "The Son of Man" by Belgian surrealist René Magritte.

The work, which is painted on the side of a hotel in central Stavanger, seamlessly blends into Whatson's other interpretations of art history's heroes. The mural can be seen by thousands of people daily, as it is located next to one of the main bus routes as well as a popular footpath leading into town.

Norwegian street and stencil artist Martin Whatson is best known for his colourful take on graffiti motifs, portraying monochrome stencilled figures interacting with extravagant swatches of multicoloured graffiti imagery.


  • Title: Son of Man
  • Creator: Martin Whatson
  • Date Created: September 2013
  • Location Created: Arne Rettedals gate, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
  • Type: Mural
  • Rights: ©Nuart Festival
  • Medium: Spray Paint
  • Art Genre: Stencil, Graffiti
  • Art Movement: Street Art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Wall
  • Depicted Location: Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Olav Vs gate 3, 4005 Stavanger

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