Paris is a city filled with street art. You can even go on street art tours! Next trip (if there ever is one) I'd love to do that! Nevertheless, I found plenty of art everywhere I looked. Take a peek (PS: I snuck a random photo or two of a fabulous statue into this post, just because I wanted to share it and it didn't fit into any other post. And there's one photo that you have to really look at to find the street art!):
You can see that I found the colored circles and the faces and the chalk drawings in different locations all over Paris, but they're clearly each from a single artist. Cool, right?!
I posted some of these photos elsewhere and I got some pushback from people about defacing buildings. This got me curious and I started to do some digging. Some things you might find interesting to read:
- Graffiti vs. Street Art
- Ten Ways to Tell the Difference Between Street Art and Graffiti
- Book a Street Artist
- What is a muralist?
Generally speaking, I tend to fall into the "street art is awesome" category. I am less interested in tagging and graffiti. Aesthetically I find it less appealing. How about you?
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