When Art Comes to the Street | #WordlessWednesday

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Sometimes you go to see art in posh art galleries and museums and sometimes, art comes to you, yes, right up your doorstep.

Street art in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony is fascinating. These are just some unusual ones I’m sharing today. To see the walls of an entire street come alive with vivid colours and uniquely created designs, you must actually step onto the street itself to be able to appreciate the art and the artists whose work is on display. Whatever it is, art is not a privilege for the select few, as some tend to think. Art is for all. Every artist is unique and so is every piece of art. Beyond borders and beyond prejudice of any kind!

So, why is it that some find graffiti ugly. I find they (graffiti artists) reveal a lot about things that we don’t often address or speak about. Do you enjoy street art? Do you see them in the city/town where you live?

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29 Comments
  • Karren~#OMHGFF Linkup

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    I have been told that there is street art in the downtown area of Las Vegas but I have never ventured down there to see it. But since it is called the art district sounds very possible.

  • Vinitha

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    I love these pictures you shared here, Esha. Street art definitely brings in a lively and colorful look to the whole block. It’s amazing how well some of them are done. Thanks for sharing, Esha.

  • Obsessivemom

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    Oh these are beautiful. I’ve been planning for so long on joining in. Hopefully next week I will.

  • Shilpa Gupte

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    Graffiti can actually be quite enlightening. Not only do we see the work of artists who might be struggling to make a name for themselves at the post galleries, but also issues that we rarely discuss.
    I have seen some wall art while travelling, and it leaves me awestruck each time I see it. 🙂

  • Rachna Parmar

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    Love the art

  • Archana

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    Stunning! Pune too had a series of wall paintings a while back. Walking around to see those would take us near important historical sites of the city!

  • Mahati ramya adivishnu

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    The street art is interesting!

  • Patrick Weseman

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    So very beautiful. Love it. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  • Rosey

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    The large scale art always amazes me. I can’t even draw in a small space.

  • Sandee

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    Beautiful street art.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  • Modern Gypsy

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    Such interesting walls, these! I love graffiti! Especially Banksy – his work is political and yet fun. He’s what you’d call a subversive artist, I suppose. There used to be some pretty cool graffiti at Hauz Khaz Village as well. I wish we saw more graffiti in our cities. It just makes spaces come alive.

  • Veronica Lee

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    I am a big fan of street art. A famous Lithuanian artist did some amazing art in my hometown but sadly, the paintings did not weather our tropical well and now, most of the pieces have faded.

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

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    I love street art. We had a person roam our town a year ago and tag garbage cans and ugly backs of buildings with hearts. It has all been painted over, but I thought it was refreshing.

  • Mandy

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    Street art is awesome and I think it says a lot about the place where it was done. Great post! You picked some lovely street art!

  • Child Actor LA

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    Street art has become a popular form of culture in big cities. Artists want to be near the population and show their work to as many people as possible.

  • Carol

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    I enjoy street art

  • Anamika Agnihotri

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    It is amazing how much art is there on the streets of Lodhi Colony. First Shalini Baisiwala shared some clicks, then Natasha and now I see your post. The fact I happen to appreciate here is all 3 of you have posted different clicks. Not even one of the photos has come across as shared previously.
    I am not able to share your post on Twitter because the twitter share link is broken, Esha. Instead of showing the share message it is taking me to my Twitter home page.

  • Chris Blackwood

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    Some people I know say graffiti isn’t art. I disagree! Those are gorgeous!

  • Madison

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    Not all street art is our taste, but we enjoy seeing what people can do. We did a long series on murals in Minneapolis this spring. It’s fun to see.

  • Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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    Street art makes a dull neighborhood lively. For artists it yet another huge canvas to express themselves.

  • Keith's Ramblings

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    These are simply stunning. I’m all for street art – particularly works by Banksy!

  • Suzy

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    How lovely that an entire street is filled with art. Love the last one best. Will link up my post soon. .

  • Soumya

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    I just came back from Delhi and I can’t believe I missed this street!

    I love graffiti that is well done and conveys a good message. The graffiti on the MG road metro station wall is simply superb! Have you seen it?

    Linking up this week as promised last week 🙂

    • Shilpa Nairy

      Well said, art is for all. Yes, i do enjoy wall art which i have seen in Bangalore..

      Loved the first one in your post..

  • Rajlakshmi

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    These look beautiful, especially the first one. Street art brings so much life and color to the otherwise normal walls. Sometimes they showcase the history of the place too.

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan

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    I totally agree… i love well done graffiti and feel we do need more street art too. During the recent Kochi Biennale art festival, the streets for kilometers were filled with such art and it was a pure joy to watch

  • Shiju Sugunan

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    Some Interesting and fascinating graffiti art!

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