Thursday, 27 January 2011

Seville Street Art













There are two sides to Seville, both equally beautiful. Lining the walk by the river are some incredible pieces of graffiti which in my opinion can be just as fantastic to look at as the churches and museums. I think its brilliant that Spain has embraced graffiti as an art form, in Madrid in particular there are some incredible displays. I will make a trip there and photograph them as well sometime before the year is up. I think this is an example of when you allow a problem to exist it ceases to be a problem. In Seville young people have been given entire areas to graffiti as much as they wish, including initiatives to bring well-known graffiti artists to spray along the river bank in 2010 and the result has been that far fewer buildings have been defaced and the riverbanks are a mass of incredible colour and vivacity. The same can be seen in the Netherlands with drugs and prostitution.. by acknowledging that certain problems may never go away far greater control can be had over them.

 Oh and to update, I made a decision on the new flat, I'm going for the charmingly decrepit one with the roof garden!

48 comments:

  1. those are so pretty. we don't have things like that here at all. let alone, talent like that. the people who tag stuff usually write some statement or name or draw some terrible genitalia.
    if only there were beautiful street art like this!

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  2. WOW, those shots are amazing. Thanks for sharing, such great inspiration!

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  3. This graffitti is amazzzzzing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
    Soooo beautiful!!!
    MWAH MWAH!!!
    Big Kisses,
    xox Beckerman Girls

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  4. Incredible. I'm such a fan of street art!

    Love Grace.

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  5. Beautifull!! I really love the mickey mouse and the dogs
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Very beautiful))) Great post!!!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors...I think graffiti can be as beautiful as mire traditional art as well. :D

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  8. Those art prints are pretty amazing..
    Lee x

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  9. Lovely blog and post, dear<3 Hope to see you on my blog. You are also welcome to follow<3

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  10. the concepts are amazing.
    i love the richness of the colors and the textures of the paint. another gorgeous form of art !

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  11. Haha this is so awesome!!!

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  12. These are so amazing. So inspiring. Oh man.



    www.shevahh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  13. They're such beautiful graffiti!! So vibrant and colorful!! xxoxoxoo

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  14. these are so cool! i love the ones with the dogs!

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  15. Amazing! I love all the colors. :)
    Xx

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  16. there are amazing and intense..never seen anything like them..so interesting!
    xoxo

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  17. this street art is so amazing! i love it!

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  18. Hello sweet friend! These are really amazing, I especially like the 2nd one and the dogs...really cool. Congrats on your new flat, it sounds soooo adorable!!

    Have a a great weekend. :)
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  19. thank you for visit my blog!
    wow, great pictures! amazing
    hugs from Spain!

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  20. i think grafittii is such an amazing at form! x
    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com/

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  21. Pretty cool! I like the dog heads picture the most

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  22. such creativeness! it must be so great walking and seeing all those works of art!

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  23. Those are so interesting and cool looking!

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  24. wow these are pretty awesome!! I love them all, seriously :) Gotta love some street art!

    xxxx


    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  25. Love a bit of street art. Seville is somewhere i still wanna check out but haven't had the time to yet.

    Glad you came to a decision on future home - the roof garden sounds divine... imagine summer up and out there...glass of vino in hand, awesome!
    Thanks for your comment doll.
    x.o.x.o

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  26. I feel that there is nothing
    more truly artistic :)))

    xx Marina

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  27. Oh my.....and I thought we had good graffiti here in Toronto. These artists are incredible. I am now eagerly awaiting photos from your Madrid trip.

    I'm glad to know that you chose the charming flat with roof garden. Please share photos with us when you move in. :)

    BTW I am Bangladeshi. I was really surprised and very happy when I read your comment. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

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  28. These photos are brilliant, so colourful!!
    xxxxx

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  29. we need better street artists in my city :-P love this post.

    http://www.strawberryfreckleface.blogspot.com

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Your blog is so cute.
    Seville seems like such an interesting place. Spain is definitely on my travel list! We don't have as great street art in Los Angeles :p

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  31. YES! Incredible art and I love the idea of your post and how you captured all of the artists' work. Well done.

    Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  32. cute blog!!
    http://elbasaez.blogspot.com/

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  33. Sv: oh, thank you very much!
    your comment made me very happy!!

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  34. aww amazing graffiti !<3 love it

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  35. These are amazing! Especially love the sixth one down.. very captivating!
    xx S&Y

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  36. love the graffiti.

    so awesome.

    xox come visit.

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  37. Wow this is pretty intense but I'm loving it!

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  38. wow those are crazy pieces of artwork, but very cool!
    thanks for your comment on my blog! :)

    Fashion Bag 411

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  39. I love street art! I want to see more of this!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  40. Some of them are really great!

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