Monday, August 19, 2013

The People's Art - Our World Tuesday

  All art is not in galleries and museums.  People in rundown neighborhoods have found a way to have beauty and color in their lives -- in an outdoor gallery, using buildings for canvas.
 
Celebrating the people of a neighborhood
To the far right on the black chalkboard people have written their names beside their addresses in an effort to create a neighborhood out of many diverse cultures.

This mural is in an alley.  It glitters and sparkles and asks a very important question:
"What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
 
Enlarge this one so you can see the details.  It is a mixture of scenes from Israel, the city skyscape, and rural Minnesota geese and lakes, with someone from the neighborhood viewing it all.


In a nook in a wall, propped up on a fallen brick and nearly hidden, is painting of Medusa.  She is wearing glasses.

 
“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”
Raymond Salvatore Harmon
 
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24 comments:

  1. Some interesting work there!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Street art brightens up many neighbourhoods such as the ones you have shown.

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  3. The murals are lovely! I like the street art, some beauty for the rundown neighborhood. Great post, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful! I love seeing these sorts of murals in cities!

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  5. Wonderful examples of art. You are right, you don't have to go to a museum to see art, just open your eyes.

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  6. I like the unexpected finds such as the Medusa with glasses. Interesting to think of her getting a little short sighted the way mere mortals do. :)

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  7. I do love murals - so much nicer than concrete. Nice pictures.

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  9. Hi there - nice murals.

    Congratulations - you have won the literary reference competition! You win an all expenses paid trip to your own kitchen! (I decided not to mention that on my blog - people would have got over excited!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: as I write you are the only person to get the reference - I thought it was well known!

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  10. Great shots. I love murals on buildings.

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  11. You should post over at Monday Mural!

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  12. That is an interesting concept and quote about art.

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  13. People can be so creative and artistic when they are given the opportunity.

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  14. You are right. It is a gallery free of charge! Thanks for sharing your world.

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  15. Very interesting art and great to see art from such a mixture of cultural backgrounds.

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  16. Very talented work! It beats having graffiti.

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  17. this is fabulous! I think that quote is from a Mary Oliver poem...I have to go look it up now. I love the multi-cultural coming together on that beautiful mural. Great post.

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    1. I knew I had heard it before! I think you are right.

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  18. I love that the artist get to use their talents to beautify their neighborhoods. It brings joy to all who pass by.

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  19. I love street art- or even graffitis...Wherever I am I try to find some ,take photos and bring them home.Nive souvenirs!

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  20. Great group of mural shots. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. cheers.

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  21. Wow! These are gorgeous! They are so different from the awful graffiti that mar our landscape here in Hawaii.

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