20 Outstanding Cities To See Awe-Inspiring Street Art. Woah! These Massive Urban Canvases In NYC Are Literally Heart-Stopping...
It used to be that cities didn't have nearly as many bright colors and exhilirating images and that common grafitti art was usually sketched hurriedly across walls. Today street art is popping up everywhere and as it gains in popularity, the art form is expanding and is seen more and more across cities throughout the world. What is even more impressive is the phenomenal size of some of these massive urban canvases and the colorful images and inspirational messages that they offer to casual passers-by on the city streets. Enjoy these photos below and take a trip around the world to 20 outstanding cities that have warmly embraced this popular art form while looking at some of the most impressive art works created by the current generation of artists that are meant to be an integral part of the urban environment.
1. New York City, U.S.A.
The dynamic street art that is being produced in NYC includes grafitti, fine art and street installations that really vibrate with colors and look literally epic scrawled across the sides of large buildings or city walls.
2. Lodz, Poland
Known as a "Street Art Utopia", the popular street art scene is exploding with colorful artistic street installations that include many designs that are completely massive in their size and scope.
3. Valparaiso, Chile
The laid back atmosphere of this South American city is enriched with playful street art that literally explodes in vibrant colors, creating a pleasant and friendly atmosphere for both residents and tourists alike.
4. Mexico City, Mexico
The city streets of Mexico City feature many compelling artistic designs and styles with the street art even becoming so popular that police are assisting artists to help find a suitable location for their work so that the creative graffiti artists are able to thrive in their trade of producing awesome street art.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
Well known as a city with a long tradition of appreciating fine art and culture, Prague has now also embraced street art installations that are featured prominently in many areas throughout the city and which provide unique artistic concepts with intriguing images for passers-by to enjoy as they travel the city streets.
6. London, United Kingdom
Exploding with fresh ideas and animated images, the street art scene in London provides a creative outlet for the myriad of designs that are increasingly popular and can now be seen adorning many walls and buildings in this lovely city.
7. São Paulo, Brazil
The bright colors and inspirational designs that are seen throughout the neighborhoods of this South American city create an enchanting backdrop for the lifestyle of the residents of a city that appreciates the colorful urban graffiti that blends in naturally with the local vibrant street art culture.
8. Paris, France
Street art has become quite famous in this artistic European city and the fresh images and designs can now be seen displayed prominently across buildings and walls throughout the attractive downtown streets of this city known as a cultural center for fine arts.
9. Melbourne, Australia
This Australian city has warmly embraced the urban art culture and has garnered worldwide acclaim for the unique street art that enhances the beauty of the city and allows for a diverse range of artist expressions that can be appreciated and enjoyed by daily passers-by in Melbourne.
10. Berlin, Germany
Well known as a center for the alternative street art and compelling graffiti that has become so popular here, artistic street installations are widely seen around the city of Berlin that feature compelling images and communicate inspirational messages. The urban art also provides a canvas for a creative artistic outlet that can offer an unique personal perspective for social commentary focused towards the whole community.
11. Cape Town, South Africa
Discover the rich artistic designs that embellish the buildings and local streets of this South African country with striking artistic images and uniquely expressive visual creations.
12. Moscow, Russia
Featuring intriguing images and comprising a wide range of artistic styles and designs, Moscow has become a more popular place than it once was for street art and now eye-catching urban graffiti can be seen more and more adorning buildings throughout the city.
13. Bethlehem, West Bank
Drawn on many city walls and buildings throughout Bethlehem as well as on the dividing wall that passes outside of this city, compelling images adorn many locations and provide an important creative outlet of artistic expression for residents to communicate their ideas.
14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Officially legalized in 2009, street art is an accepted part of urban life in this Brazilian city and decorates not only walls and buildings but also staircases and even entire apartment complexes with attractive urban art for the masses.
15. Istanbul, Turkey
Encouraged by a yearly StreetArt festival which is "Turkey's first annual street art and post-graffiti festival" urban art has really blossomed in Istanbul and vibrant colors and dynamic designs are becoming more and more popular and can now be seen on many buildings and areas in the city.
16. Bogotá, Colombia
Becoming a more and more popular form of expression for artists in this South American city, street art is experiencing a type of renaissance in Bogotá and is now being created on prominent buildings as well as on bustling downtown streets and even city benches.
17. Bristol, United Kingdom
A very popular art form in Bristol, street art is well known in this city as being unparalleled anywhere in the UK and the uniquely creative urban street artwork is visible all throughout the city streets and on many downtown buildings.
18. Santiago, Chile
Very prominently displayed on buildings throughout the neighborhoods in Santiago, intricate designs exploding with vivid colors and images create a lovely back-drop for daily life in this city.
19. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Featuring colorful murals and vibrant designs, the urban artwork in Buenos Aires has experienced a wave of popularity and is now being welcomed by the city as well as by business owners who are interested in having dynamic works of art prominently displayed on their buildings.
20. Lisbon, Portugal
Known as a center for cutting-edge urban art, Lisbon seems to have new artistic street installations appearing around the city everyday including massive murals that decorate entire buildings with creative artistic urban designs that are truly amazing.
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