4.5.11

Street Art In Prague and Vienna

I have always loved graffiti and mural art.  I can never understand why some people don't like it or think of it as a nuisance.  Sure there are times when it is just plain vandalism but I'm referring to street art where someone puts any degree of effort into their work.
I think graffiti and mural artist, should be touted as contributing members of inspiration to others.
Here are some photographs I took on our trip:

I just love this one- I mean look at it- pure genius

Check out my photos of graffiti art in
Venice Beach
and mural art in
San Francisco

28 comments:

Sourkraut said...

I love it! You found some great art out there.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

it truely is SUCH an art! - i try to spray paint the numbers on my garbage cans and it looks horrible!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Great post, Ren! As well as the other two, you really have a great collection of photos here! I share your passion for graffiti art & was planing to do a similar post after my trip to NYC but I only got one good photo. So I really admire your diligence in capturing so many works of art from so many different & interesting places.

Much to My Delight said...

I am with you. I LOVE graffiti and the ones you captured are incredible. I always snap pics of it around NYC and have a small collection going of my favorite works.

PS: Sorry to have triggered some unfavorable memories for you with my last post! At least you've gotten to experience some interesting, if somewhat unsavory, things while traveling.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I've told you before and I'll tell you again. I love street art! These are great. My favorites are the skeleton and the one that sort of looks like anime.

Great post!!

Brittany H. said...

I'm ALL FOR good graffiti!

Have a great day!
You Are My Favorite

Lovely World said...

Amazing stuff. Thanks so much for your comment on my Flamingo post. I don't usually write so much, but have been thinking so much about creative work and the internet! Always happy to see all the inspiration here.

Pet said...

I am a great fun of graffiti too.
Have you seen Banksy's movie?
http://pencilandbox.blogspot.com/2010/10/san-sebastian-little-festival.html
And what about the Invaders? They are all over the world too!
http://pencilandbox.blogspot.com/2010/11/well-always-have-paris.html

Andrea said...

Fantastic! I love Prague. Did you reach France?

Krystal said...

those are GREAT!! I don't mind it when it's like that either..

heather said...

oh i really like them all! but that mermaid-esque one and the infinity one are just genius!

ag. said...

I totally love this type of art too, I really think it makes people happier if it's around, even if they don't think they notice it.

la petite coquine said...

How beautiful! I love seeing art in the most unexpected places!

mise said...

Those tanks and diggers are hugely impressive; I would stop my car and stare and stare.

Samantha said...

Street art is some of my favorite types of art. I think that those who don't like it just don't understand it and see it as just people tagging.

sheba said...

love all your trip posts, but this is my fave so far! i love good street art too...in the garden of my first apartment in NYC i had a good friend do a mural of billy holiday on our wall. it was the talk of every party we had!

dotblogg said...

one love!;)) I like murals- we've got special ones here too;)
hugs
J

third room studio said...

These are fantastic - such a great art form, and these are beautiful finds.

design elements said...

I'm for good graffiti too...I've found good pictures!

anushka said...

great shots ren! i like this kind of graffiti too. is the one of the boy and the bunny a banksy?

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Really great graphs (and photo!!!) The first one makes me think to Marcel Marceau...

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I am drawn to street art but can understand wh others might not be too keen on it - it's in your face kind of art and not housed in a museum ( in a museum one can decide whether one wishes to see a given exhibition or not whereas in street as one is somehow robbed of that choice altogether ). XX

Kristin H said...

Great finds... loving the second one since I secretly wish I was a mermaid... at least that is what it reminds me of.
Have a fab day!

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally agree with you! Graffiti and mural art is amazing and a great way of artistic expression:) Totally loving those photos...Brilliant! Enjoy your day, my dear
Kisses

Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Sima Gilady jewelry GIVEAWAY today!

Pat Tillett said...

I'm with you! This stuff is pure art!

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

I LOVED this post! I am an avid fan of street art myself and wish that more cities would commission graffiti and murals to cover ugly overpasses and nondescript buildings!

Thanks for the wonderful collection of European street art, it's fabulous :)

Jenn

a new girl in vienna said...

the one with the tanks is BRILLIANT!
i love wandering down by the canal in vienna and looking at all the street art.

anushka said...

for you my friend... i thought of you in san francisco!
http://thenunuland.blogspot.com/2011/05/marshall-beach.html

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