LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF ART ON THE STREETS
See another side of Paris in the Street Art
I love street art. The democracy of it. The freedom. From simple tagging to large-scale commissioned murals, street art has become a familiar fixture in our modern world. Learning a little more about the techniques, iconography, and motivations of the artists themselves can help give you an understanding of the public art you come across in your own city and on your travels abroad.
Street art is, first of all, the only worldwide movement. I place my artwork in front of you, whether you like it or not, it’s there. You can look at it, it’s free and it’s for everybody.”
And if those travels find you in Paris, I can highly recommend taking one of the Underground Paris walking tours with Street Art Paris. Different tours are offered each focusing on art in specific parts of the city. Lasting about two hours – where you will be walking, talking, looking, and discussing. And if you’ve been listening and engaging, you should come away with a language for reading street art. A street art literacy per se. For Paris. And around the world. As it turns out, this language is fairly universal.
Post updated: May 2018