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Street Art 4

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 20 May 2019 in Art & Design.

underneath the arches

Canon EOS 1000D 1/80 second F/7.1 ISO 200 28 mm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Some people don't like it; but it's still more beautiful than these black and dirty walls

20 May 2019 6:37am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

I like this colors at the grey stones.

20 May 2019 7:05am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe cet orangé

20 May 2019 7:39am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau street

20 May 2019 8:32am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Congrats for this great shot!

20 May 2019 8:41am

@Luca Bobbiesi: Copy and paste comments do no one any favours. What is the point?

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

This artist is a modern Rembrandt. He gives colour to a grey city.

20 May 2019 9:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I prefer yesterday's one to this one.

20 May 2019 9:46am

@Hiro: Plenty more coming to choose from :)

Devi from Chennai, India

Oof ! Masked man here?
I have been reading your responses grouser..
Perhaps ..this area could be demarcated especially for these wall art presentations, if you feel that the soul of the area will be tampered with !! if they are all painted white or grey!!
This can perhaps be called the Wall Art Area ;)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
( Psssssss...I still prefer plain walls :))))))))))))) )

20 May 2019 10:15am

@Devi: What even these dirty stained brick ones?

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent capture. I really like the way you visit places and capture what interests you. I also like your postings from Birmingham England's second largest city. A place I have managed to get lost in many times driving around there. ( Spaghetti Junction ).

20 May 2019 10:32am

Mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

Indeed , real art.

20 May 2019 11:18am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Colors that really pop off the wall here! Great find and capture!

20 May 2019 11:41am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture with the arches . Great story on the first one .

20 May 2019 11:56am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how the vivid colors pop in this shot

20 May 2019 12:37pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel dessin et couleur superbe mur coloré

20 May 2019 1:23pm

Devi from Chennai, India

To be very honest with you grouser
I draw and paint and have studied about the Artists of the world..After seeing John Constable( my favourite ) and Turner and Gainsborough...these wall art paintings alarm me and jolt me!! May be I am too traditional at heart!

20 May 2019 3:31pm

@Devi: Turner was of course a cutting edge artist of his time and foreshadowed many subsequent developments. Indeed he was very controversial as far as many people were concerned, particularly with his later works. However he died in 1851 and art has gone through many changes since then. There is nothing wrong with being traditional in your artistic outlook if that is what pleases you, but in my opinion, street art is generally a peoples art and thus, rather like photography, has the possibility of democratic expression. In this situation it also draws people in to an otherwise very neglected area of Birmingham, which can only be a good thing. I don't think you can deny either that some of these works show a great deal of creative talent even if you find them alarming.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Disturbing image!

20 May 2019 3:49pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like seeing street art like this, but sometimes I have trouble figuring out the meaning - if there is one. In any case, it takes talent.

20 May 2019 4:20pm

@B. Thomas: You ought to have more idea than me on this one as the theme would indicate it's done by a US artist :)

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I hope you will continue to let us see more of the street art from Birmingham. I wonder what comments you would receive showing the bad state of some areas around Birmingham. Keep up the good work Grouser.

20 May 2019 6:17pm

@Shaun: there are plenty more to come. Enough that it will need a break or three, the first of which is tomorrow :)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I find these colorful characters very expressive of a certain urban attitude. I am more disturbed by the expropriation of the public space than by the content. Street art that is truly art is admirable to a certain extent, but person who plasters his personal "tag" on every available space is annoying, and "art" that carries gang territorial markings is actually dangerous.

21 May 2019 12:06am

@Harry: The majority of the work in Digbeth was by invitation and features street artists from around the world

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The bright colors of this street art really brightens up what looks to be a dark area under the arches. It looks like some kind of interesting conversation is taking place. I have always been a fan of Outsider Art and I feel that it is an extension to some degree of street art. What I like about it is that these artists are virtually unknown but they have amazing talent. I have enjoyed this series. It definitely reminds me of the great art that I saw at the Wynwood Walls in Miami.

21 May 2019 1:40am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Creativity knows no boundaries and these street art photos you have been posting show the extent of people's imagination when used the right way.

21 May 2019 3:12am

Canon EOS 1000D
1/80 second
ISO 200
28 mm