Lens-Artists PC: Street treats

Oh, how I love this theme. Here is a selection of most memorable or quirkiest pieces from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia.

Art in the street – how marvellous.

Ljubljana 2017.

I’ve always loved it when streets talk and I know the language, but art without words is even more universal and accessible. That said, some words are included as well. You know, like on a blog.

My eyes are always wide open for street art and some pieces can stay with me for eternity. Here are some such with a few funny additions.

Two fairy-tale characters have escaped from a folder with photos for my current PPAC – Photographing Public Art Challenge series where I’m in the middle of the mural town Sant’Angelo. Click on the link above to see the first three posts from there.

There are (at least) two bloggers who consistently, systematically and with much love track down street art and post it so that we can see it too. With two examples that I loved recently, they are scooj at Natural adventures and GerryK at TAB54. But if you are a street art lover, you already knew that.

And now I invite you to my personal subjective street art tour with the best examples that I have encountered so far. I did my best to track down the artist. Next I give the location and the year when I saw it (not when it was done). The treat is on the street.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Street Art

This day in my blogging history

    Published by Manja Maksimovič

    A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

    51 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Street treats

      1. Thank you, TAB. 🙂 I’m sure you can imagine how many posts like this I could come up with. Some of these are really the best I saw but some others were just lucky. I’m glad you like the cow. She almost didn’t make it.

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    1. Amazing. Jeez, so amazing.
      As for that little guy you called forlorn, I’m pretty sure that’s Baby Bear. He was running after Goldilocks, got tired and was just resting when you passed by.
      Umm, maybe.
      You are so cool, Amiga. Soooo cool. Wow! Thanks for sharing. Amazing.

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    2. I enjoy the street art in Rome. Actually I have not been to Trastavere but would love to explore that part some day. Rome is so big, I can’t justify staying only 3-4 days at a time.

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    3. Fabulous street art examples Manja, and far too many great ones to choose a favourite. I love how you’ve managed to give us the artists’ names too 🙂 And thank you for the links to other street art bloggers, which I will definitely check out!

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    4. I’m worn out walking up and down all those streets, Manja! Seriously, it’s a wonder you get from one end of the street to the other with all this artwork going on. Incidentally, the Japanese lady share was awesome.

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    5. Thank you for the shout-out. There are so many wonderful pieces in your post, but for me the stand outs are the wave and My Dog Sighs piece. I envy you seeing that one. I wonder if it is still there.

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      1. Thank you, scooj. I’m surprised that you single out the Wave. I see it every time I go shopping by the lagoon, and am really glad that it’s there. I haven’t been back to Rome in almost two years (except briefly fetching guests). I tried to find online if it was still there but no luck. I suppose yes.

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    6. I like the super hero lady in Diamond + Solo who is shooting lazer beams from her eyes into the car. Also, is there a tiny man tearing the paper of the framed man? The eyes mural I’ve seen multiple times on your blog and it always captivates. I’ll admit my favourites are the real paintings – the women from Sant’Angelo and P P Pasolini. However, those seem like not real street art because they are so close to classic art.

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      1. Ahh, Crystal, why do you feel that classic art cannot be street art? For me this is the best kind of street art, just on the outside. And I see that you agree they are the best. 🙂 Yes, that guy seems to be hanging on a thread from the painting. 😀 Thank you!

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        1. I think some images might be more beautiful on canvas in a museum? And some I think are better on the side of a building. Not that these things can’t cross over, because it’s so cool when they do. It’s just that sometimes I think a piece of art is best displayed outside on a wall. I can’t explain why I get this sense. Some art feels like street art to me.

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    7. Gorgeous, Manja! What a great gallery! I love Vera Bugatti – her faces are always amazing. And BLU. Your eyes I remember (!) and I totally fell for the octopus house in Ljubljana. Just have to see them again…

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    8. Nice! Now you’re only missing a couple of pictures from Lisbon’s street art scene… 🙂 Speaking of which, that first building in Rome painted by Blu seemed familiar and, sure enough, he also painted a mural here (at Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue). Blu is Italian, right?

      – Verne

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      1. Ohh, I’m missing Lisbon and all of Portugal! Once we were close to come there as a family, but my mom is so afraid of flying. I just googled for Blu at Fontes Pereira and colours and shapes are really similar. Yes, Blu is Italian and lives in Bologna. I’d LOVE to search out street art is Lisbon! Thank you, Verne!

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