Graffiti to Art

by Nick Ambrose June. 28, 2019 935 views

Some years ago all you would see would be humorous or socio-political scribblings on walls of someone trying to make a point.
In America it probably all started by being applied to the side of trains in the 1920s and 1930s.
Over a number of years however the original graphical scribblings on the walls have been transformed to a more colourful and artistic form.

Initially illegal with a constant battle going on between the artist and the authorities it has now in some cases been given the seal of approval.

In some areas, walling been given for the artist to create their works of art on a more permanent basis.

These are some of my photos taken around Europe.

Cyprus

Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

A political statement? - Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

A political statement? - Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

Cyprus for the locals - Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

Cyprus for the locals - Abandoned Hotel Belangaria, Trudos Mountains, Cyprus.

Wall art - Nicosia, Cyprus.

Wall art - Nicosia, Cyprus.

Germany

Wall art - Heidelberg, Germany.

Wall art - Heidelberg, Germany.

France

Wall Art - St Nazaire, France

Wall Art - St Nazaire, France

Wall art - Nantes.

Wall art - Nantes.

Getting close to home now with some wall art taken in Camden, London.

Camden, London.

Camden, London.

Camden, London

Camden, London

Camden, London

Camden, London

Camden, London.

Camden, London.

Camden, London.

Camden, London.

In more recent years too the work has moved from the public domain and has been seen more in galleries. I'm not sure if that is a good or bad move though. I leave the reader to form their own opinion.

Amsterdam

More Banksy in Amsterdam.

More Banksy in Amsterdam.

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Lee Santiva 2 years ago

Great series, really enjoyed it. I live near Heidelberg and recognized the intersection before the artwork, when did you take that photo?

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Nick Ambrose Replied to Lee Santiva 2 years ago

Glad you enjoyed it Lee. That one in Heidelberg was taken in 2017.

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