If street art & graffiti were peanut butter & jelly, they would totally be my jam. An artistic, thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing sandwich. I've mentioned street art several times on my blog because it's something that genuinely catches my eye. My last graffiti post spotlighted some of the beautiful pieces of Copenhagen street art. I've also highlighted Oceanside, Los Angeles, Seattle, Venice Beach, Canada, & Israel. Thus, it's safe to say that graffiti is a public art form I really admire. Follow me today on the artistic journey through Paris, France.
As you may know Paris is the capital of France. It's also the global center for art, fashion, & food. Of course we have the Musée du Louvre, the largest & most visited museum in the world. If you happen to find yourself in Paris you may need more than one day to truly get a feel for the Louvre. Or you could breeze quickly through it. Whatever works for you. Just be aware that it is absolutely enormous! Okay, so we have the massive beast known as the Louvre but if you want a free artistic voyage throughout the city keep your eyes peeled for street art & graffiti.
They are everywhere. Art is all over the place & they come in many shapes & sizes. Some have political undertones while some are saturated with color & whimsy. Occasionally you'll spot a three-dimensional piece or a sculpture lurking around the corner. I found this funky face sculpture in a couple spots around the city. Intriguing no?
Whether it's traditional graffiti, stencil graffiti, sticker art, poster art, street installations, flash mobs, or what have you, it's still a form of public expression. I was strolling through a petite suburban town in North San Diego County & spotted several pieces in just a couple of blocks. I want to challenge you to take an afternoon walk around your village, town, city, & really open your eyes to see what little pieces of magic await. You don't even have to go to a big city. They are everywhere.
My questions for you are: what's the last street art you can recall seeing? Do you keep your eye out for them? Which piece from this Paris street art & graffiti gallery is your favorite? :]
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