This week, Patti wants us to find street art from near and far. So, here we go!
These two Swiss houses are both beautifully decorated – but is it street art? In some countries it was an old custom to decorate houses like this, and in this little village they were very proud of their paintings. As you can see, the Adam and Eve decoration is much older than the first one. The motif might also fit in with this artform as being thought provoking.
I found several houses decorated in the same style. Sometimes a bit too blurry I think…, but a smart part in monochrome on this one made the whole difference for me.
Lodz, walking in a very worn down area that had been beautifully decorated. I found this piece in an abandoned alley, and thought it very attractive, so I chose sepia to ”lift” the painting from its dreary surroundings and to enhance the overall impression.
A timely pick – Alfred Nobel. Then yellow street art and a blue van – the Swedish colours.
Finally, there is of course Street Art – and Art in the Street…
Covent Garden, London.
This week, we invite you to join us for LAPC #170: Street Art. Show us your captures of street art in places near and far. Be sure to include a link to Pattis original post and use the “Lens-Artists” tag so we can easily find your post in the Reader.
A special thanks to I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold Your Breath for hosting “The Ordinary” challenge last week. Many people commented that the photos shared were examples of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. And that is a lovely take on the theme!
Next week, it’s my turn, Ann-Christine’s turn to lead LAPC #171, hope to see you then too, next Saturday at noon. In the meantime, have a joyful, safe, and inspiring week.
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So glad that these murals are maintained and continued. I love the Adam and Eve one — a little color, a little history, and a lot of symbolism. Thanks for posting!
Thank you – glad you like Adam and Eve! It was a great experience to walk this village…painting on every house.
Thank you, Ana!
You have found some wonderful street art, Ann-Christine. That first house looks awesome and I love the shot of the little girl with ‘Charlie Chaplin’.
♥ Thank you – I love her too. And ”Charlie Chaplin”.
Thank you, yes, street art nowadays is very innovative and talented I think.
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Great examples to fit the challenge, Ann-Christine! I liked the one in the alley the best. It’s not as complex, but very powerful.
Thank you, glad you liked that one best as it is simple and serene!
I adore the mural with the girl and octopus 😀 😀
Thank you, Cee – I like it too.
Wow, Ann-Christine! Your archives had a treasure trove of great street art! I love your first two images. Very thought-provoking. I didn’t know about that custom in Switzerland. Your sepia image really stands out and of course I love the little girl in the last image. What a great capture!
Thank you, Patti! I always feel I haven’t got many examples to come up with as I don’t live in a city. But at least I had some!
You had great ones. I am still thinking about the one from Switzerland. 😀
Oh wow! I love it!
😀 Thank you, Aletta!
What a fabulous selection – and every one unknown to me. Yes, I think the first two are Street Art, even though they wouldn’t acknowledge the term, I’m sure.
Haha, no, I don’t think they would. But in a sense, they are, I agree with you.
I’m continually astounded at how much good street art there is these days, Ann-Christine. I doubt I’ll join the challenge but I can think of some fine examples. Love all of yours.
Thanks, Jo! I feel I spend too little time in cities to find that many examples.
These are all wonderful!
Thank you, Sofia!
That closing street artist had a great stance! And look on his face
And my fav was the one of Noble – his colorful depiction and the checks on the jacket – and the extras in that shot that you poured out
Thank you – so happy you liked them! The street artists were very fun to see that day. He was an excellent entertainer and the little girl a star.
I like that you included street performances, they are art too. I’ve listened to enchanting street performances by music students across the world. Unfortunately photos don’t capture their essence.
Village homes across India also have this tradition of decorative paintings. It’s a nice parallel. I suppose one must also count them as street art.
Yes, many street artists really are artists – i love listening to them and watching them perform. Interesting that India also have this decorating tradition, I did not know. On the other hand I have been to India less than a week – just passing through.
These are all wonderful, A-C. I especially like the little girl mural.
Thank you, Teresa!
Om Australia street art is especially wellknown to be innovative in many of the laneways of Melbourne’s CBD . . . visitors go there ere they discover the art galleries, museums and stately homes ! Am personally somewhat ambivalent but more than interested if the depicted shows real art and talent ! Your first two ,methinks are more housie decorations than what I would regard as street art , , ,
I must agree, but I have also got answers that means they might be street art in a way!
Street art certainly brightens up the neighbourhoods. I especially like those birds.
Thank you, Jude – I love looking at street art, but would not want to live in a painted house…
I enjoyed your gallery, A-C. I’m not sure I’d want the first painting on my house but to each his/her own. 🙂 There seem to me to be lots more buildings in Europe that have paintings of some sort and size on their walls than in the US, although I went with neighborhood art in California. Most in the US seem to be on businesses rather than homes.
Glad you enjoyed them, Janet – and yes, in southern Europe there are still many painted houses.
Stunning! I really enjoy this collection, AC. I love the little girl is my favorite, she is like sitting on these cars. 🙂 The one you edited is beautifully done!
Thank you, Amy – those two are my favourites too!
All wonderful as always Ann-Christine. I especially loved the sepia art which I’m sure was much improved by your edits, as well as that adorable little girl and her bashful smile. Great catch!
Thank you, Tina. Just arrived from your site – and wow, talking about wonderful!
Thanks A-C, lots of beauty in all of the responses this week. Terrific challenge!
I find the street art amazing. To think that the artists have to consider their canvas not only what it is made of but the shape they must paint on. The results are stunning. Thanks for sharing these !
Thank you, Anne. I am in awe too – and I cannot understand how they can paint those gigantic sizes! Standing so close and still having the right perspective? Unbelievable.
Wow, wonderful street art. I love walking down a road and coming across something unexpected 🙂
Me too – thank you – but I don’t have the same opportunity to meet those artworks as I am not a city person. Glad you liked them!
A beautiful response to the challenge Ann-Christine, I especially love the contemplative nature of the mural in the abandoned alley 💛 xxx
Thank you, Xenia – that one is my favourite too.
Wow Ann Christine. Beautiful art. My favorite is the one you added a sepia touch to. It’s so simple, delicate and conveys a strong message!
Thank you so much, Anne – that one is my favourite too.
Great examples of street art! Really enjoyed your collection here!
Thank you, TC! I always find it difficult to dig out these kind of artworks as I am not a city person and live in a small village.