Street art is steadily coming to be accepted as a legitimate and wonderful art form by more and more people, but that doesn’t mean that street artists can rest on their laurels – they continue exploring with new ways to exploit general public areas and cover them in beautiful artwork. This post is focused on road artists and anyone else who’ve decorated something that the majority of us probably wouldn’t think of designing – open public outdoor steps.
Similar to the concealed street art of Zebrating, many of these pieces can only just be appreciated when viewed from a certain vantage point truly. They may appear like random splashes of paint to someone climbing those steps actually, but someone taking a look at them from will dsicover the artist’s full vision below. If they’re long enough, someone ascending the steps shall start to see the image and observe how it exercises and twists as they treat it. Of course, not absolutely all of these have to create images – some are simply just colorful decorations that produce the neighbourhood a far more uplifting place.
A number of of these parts were delivered out of community initiatives, which shows an evergrowing worldwide acceptance of street art also. When the Rainbow steps in Turkey were painted over by the neighborhood government first, local neighborhoods responded by painting their own steps as well in solidarity. The mosaic steps in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA were created by more than 300 residents under the careful assistance of several artists.
Any kind of similar steps in your area that are value writing? If not, ideally these images will motivate you to really get your community and paint your steps jointly jointly!
1. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco
Image credits: yellofish.tumblr.com
Image credits: Jordan Wong
2. Valparaíso, Chile
Image credits: Jean-BaptisteYunis
3. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Image credits: rleigh
4. Valparaíso, Chile
Image credits: oueduabroad.wordpress.com
5. Seoul, South Korea
Image credits: Kevin Lowry
6. Wuppertal, Germany
Image credits: frizztext
7. Sicily, Italy
Image credits: Andrea Annaloro
8. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Image credits: jr-art.net
9. Beirut, Lebanon
Image credits: Jubran E. Elias
10. Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea
Image credits: Kimhwan SEOULIST
11. Stairs of Peace in Syria
Image credits: Jood Voluntary Team
12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Image credits: justin-travels.com
13. Angers, France
Image credits: Mademoiselle Maurice
14. Istanbul, Turkey
Image credits: DHA
15. Morlaix, France
Image credits: ZAG
16. Tehran, Iran
Image credits: farsizaban.tumblr.com (thank you Lijne Kreupeling for the suggestion!)
17. Beirut, Lebanon
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