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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Theme Day ~ Creative Artisan

 
Above: Artist at work

Walking to the St. Kilda Esplanade Market one Sunday afternoon, I was fortunate to see some of our wonderful street artists practising their craft. I love the colours and motion of this artwork and on asking the artist permission to take a photo, he answered, "Yes, but not my face" to which I dutifully complied.

Street art (or graffiti) is art, but specifically visual art - it is not something you go to a museum or gallery to look at, it just is. It is for the joy of the passerby, the flaneur taking a constitutional, for anyone and everybody. It makes you think about what you are seeing, what the artist is saying, in short, street art is an Art in itself and should be encouraged by councils and governments alike.

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Today's quote: "Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a p-ss." ~ Banksy

9 comments:

Jim said...

Good one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wow! It sure is bright and bold BFG, there's no way that you're walking past this one and not noticing it :) Love the Banksy quote, and his street art.

Andrew said...

I assume graffiti is an Italian word and I must look it up. The above dull and restrained! artwork is not what I consider graffiti. Thanks for showing us.

brattcat said...

it's always good to see a post from you, even if it's only once a month.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never actually seen this done. Fascinating.

Tanya Breese said...

cool work...wonder why he didn't want his face photographed though? oh, i love banksy!

LOLfromPasa said...

How neat to actually see someone at work like this. Adds to the image. Very nice!

Red Nomad OZ said...

It's not just the RED that appeals to me - it's so vibrant!! And I love the quote at the end!!!

Buck said...

A wonderful photo. Graffiti has been around ever since there were people, but I think that the modern crew can finally be called artists. Look at those colours! Nice pne for the theme.

Melbourne Daily Photo

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