Graffiti #1

By Cacinda Maloney

Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

I’m not sure what it is, but graffiti to me is interesting in non USA cities.  In the US, it seems so destructive and a violation of personal property.  But in other countries, for some reason, it almost seems like an art form.  Like real art.  Like the artist are struggling to get their fame.  Here are some great graffiti photos I have taken:

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Ecuador

Rome. Italy

Lima, Peru

Paris, France

Venice, Italy

How can you not love graffiti art?

I’m sure I have more graffiti photographs.  Will do a graffiti #2 later. (UPDATED:  #2 is up!)

Dedicated to my friend ADAM H., who introduced me to graffiti as an art form! (also one of my fellow travelers, who actually has been to 3X the number of countries I have been,  my hero!)

 

2017-07-10T18:35:11+00:00

3 Comments

  1. Jeffrey Decker September 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

    You know I do! It’s the peoples’ art that blends reality to the background of idealism. Nice images.

  2. admin November 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Jeffrey,
    I, too, love graffiti, not really in my own backyard, but abroad, where I see some amazing homegrown art.

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