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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Snap off the wall


My selection this week are things that caught my eye on the walls in Barcelona (and one in Palafrugell)

The wire picture top left was part of a series showing aspects of the towns' history.  I thought the use of a bent wire line was very effective and practical for a city setting

Top right is one of the many graffiti pieces to be found around Barcelona - I liked the image of the girl despite the other graffiti that had been added

bottom left is the side of a pub that was a favourite haunt of Picasso and his friends - the black shapes are because I was sitting under awnings and looking up at the wall and I rather liked the framing it provided to the cat drawings

bottom right intrigued me as it was high up on a wall and I did wonder if it was intentional modern minimalist abstract graffiti or the result of either paintballs or malfunctioning spraycans

looking forward to seeing what caught your eye this week

13 comments:

Maggie said...

An interesting collection. Shame the girl has been over graffitied

Maggie said...

Helena. There is no link up button.

Miriam said...

I love the wire one and the paint ball splashes. Nice reminders of your holiday. I wondered why I was the first link!

Patio Postcards said...

Very interesting SNAP collection. I chuckled out loud at the splats & your thoughts of what might have created them & then I thought "isn't all art incidental?" Each one has such a unique perspective, I cannot pick a favourite.

Ruth said...

I like the urban skyline and the ink splats!

Karen said...

Another fan of the urban skyline. I, too, think the wire is an inspired idea. I was intrigued by the bottom left, and agree the awnings make an interesting frame.

marshaleith said...

cool collection...I really like the wire sculpture of the skyline...and cool that you could hangout at Picasso's favorite haunt!

Missus Wookie said...

I like seeing urban art like this - cool collection. The splatters make me wonder too.

Barbara said...

Interesting collection, I do like to see art on walls.

alexa said...

The wire outline is a neat idea, and the girl is very nicely done, despite the later detractors. You have a good eye for the unusual!

Sian said...

It looks like they have a lot more fun over there with their graffitti

Susanne said...

I love spotting decorated walls too. Nice snaps!

bettyl-NZ said...

The wall art you shot is quite interesting! I like the skyline of the city a lot and the spots of color make your mind work overtime!