Street Art Around the World

The sides of buildings have become a blank canvass for artists to create unique and often whimsical murals. While there is still graffiti in plenty of places, a lot of it has mostly been replaced by interesting works of art. Although not everyone is a fan of the works that can be found in cities everywhere, we have certainly seen some interesting ones. Obviously the quality of the artwork depends on the talent of the artist and the choice of subjects can be political or can sometimes offend as well. The notion of using walls of buildings to tell a visual story is nothing new as we witnessed by seeing all of the hieroglyphs on the ancient temples in Egypt. These murals aren’t restricted to the outside of buildings, it is also common to see them painted on the walls of restaurants as well. What do you think, are the paintings on the walls artwork or an eyesore?

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Space Themed Art in Denver
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Building in Quito, Ecuador
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Painted Building in Reykjavik, Iceland
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The Lennon Wall in Prague
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Sandhill Cranes Painted on Wall in Southern Colorado
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Temple of Horace in Edfu, Egypt
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Artwork in Cochabamba, Bolivia
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Sante Fe, New Mexico
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Wall in Brasov, Romania
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Restaurant Wall in Prague
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Painted Wall Above Elevators in Denver
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Wall in Mexican Restaurant
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Chinatown Mural

 

19 thoughts on “Street Art Around the World”

  1. Definitely art work. I love it when I stumble across murals on buildings and art alleys. They are often so colorful and whimsical, perfect subjects to photograph.

  2. This is awesome you’ve seen all of these places around the world. I believe if the artwork adds positively to the charm or essence of the neighborhood, then it’s not an eyesore at all 🙂

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