Thursday, 26 June 2014

Being sucked into a giant graffiti circle, Buenos Aires

Like most cities in South America, there is a large volume of street art and graffiti. Well known for this is the Boca district on which we will write separate article. The pictures of graffiti shown in this log are spread over Buenos Aires.

We were impressed with some paint work. The first picture with Kristel posing in front of a graffiti circle gives you an idea of the size. This is a bit rough but some topics are telling a story about flowers, girls, life in Buenos Aires, the tango, music, horses, politics, dogs and abstract artist impressions.

Zoals de meeste steden in Zuid-Amerika is er veel straatkunst of graffiti aanwezig. Het Boca district staat hiervoor bekend maar hierover gaan we een afzonderlijk artikel schrijven. Deze foto's geven een algemeen beeld van graffiti verspreid over Buenos Aires. 

We waren onder de indruk van enkele schilderwerken. Op de eerste foto poseert Kristel voor een grote graffiti cirkel, hierdoor krijg je onmiddellijk duidelijk beeld van de omvang van het werk. Het is wel wat ruw maar de meeste graffiti verteld een verhaal over de dagelijks leven in Buenos Aires, bloemen, meisjes, de tango, muziek, politiek, honden en abstracte kunst. 
 
Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires car

Graffiti Buenos Aires Stella Artois

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires

Graffiti Buenos Aires Audi

Graffiti Buenos Aires music

Graffiti Buenos Aires horses

Graffiti Buenos Aires dog

Previous Buenos Aires article: General impressions of Buenos Aires with tango, meat and beer

Previous Graffiti article: Rambla del Ravel, graffiti house in Barcelona

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17 comments:

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  2. I like these kinds of photos, street art such as this always captures my interest. Your reflections in the car photo is exceptionally nice!

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  3. there is a real talent to this form of art.

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  4. aan graffiti geen gebrek.maar zo te zien zijn hier wel kunstenaars bezig geweest.

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  5. I like this kind art. It's real life. The first photo is amazing, and the second is a little bit sad and funny.
    Great photos.
    Greetings

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  6. I love the graffiti circles - it now seems to be a world wide phenomena - no doubt they are all hoping to get recognised like Banksy, the British street artist, and make a fortune.

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  7. Hier zit 'K'unst tussen, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. Prachtige kleurrijke kunstwerken! Ja als je de foto vergroot van Kristel met de cirkel zie je knap hoe groot het werk wel is. Heb hiervan genoten.

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  9. Wow! The first graffiti - great! The best!

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  10. Wow, these are awesome! I love one, five, and seven the best.

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  11. What an amazing amount of colorful grafitti!

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  12. That is amazing the first one. The remainder are ok as well.

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  13. They sure have very talented and creative artistes!

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  14. heel mooie zijn ertussen. Inderdaad onder het eerste verdwijnt Kristel haast. Fijne avond, Dietmut

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  15. Love the street art - esp the one featuring Kristel!

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