How can one forget the cave paintings which date back to more than 40,000 years? So it would not be wrong if we say that those primitive etchings have blossomed into a street art phenomenon now. Urban street art has adorned places across the globe interweaving the culture and history of a place and offers a magnificent introduction to the city.
Here are some interesting cities which shine brightly through their modern street art.
1. Berlin, Germany
Berlin which is a rich hub of street art has a thriving counterculture post-reunification and has attracted an influx of artists and musicians to its abundance of street art boom. The historically significant Berlin wall with graffiti over it can still be seen on Muhlenstrasse.
2. New York, USA
New York is the birthplace of modern graffiti and each area has a distinct attraction and is adorned by either a commissioned art piece or a free raw work of art and is home to the world’s best artists.
3. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Though graffiti started as a revolt to the dictatorship rule in Brazil, it has become a lifeline to the city now with distinct street art on full exhibit everywhere in the city and the residents more than excited to be a part of it.
4. Melbourne, Australia
This cultural capital of Australia has its people embracing public art and work has been undertaken to restore some of the rare murals in the city. Urban street art easily intertwines with the vibrant life of the residents who love to meet, enjoy and create beautiful pieces of art.
Visit any of the street art rich cities and enjoy its glory and beauty.