French street artist Mantra brings his mother's garden to Versailles with a mural titled Where Amazement Blooms. Mantra is known for his paintings of the natural world, and for this mural, he was inspired by the plants, flowers, and insects he saw growing up. Based on photos taken in his mother's garden, the realistic mural shows butterflies perched on different flowers. The location of the mural makes the subject all the more appropriate.
Turn at the right corner in Berlin and you may come across a stunning surrealistic painting.
When you can't have a leafy garden, artist Adele Renault brings the next best thing. Inspired by the verdant beauty of nature, she recreates different varieties of plants in striking large-scale murals that magnify the texture of leaves. Entitled Plantasia, this ongoing series can be seen in urban spaces across Europe and the U.S. Originally from Belgium, Renault currently divides her time between her home country and Los Angeles.
Spanish street artist Pejac is known for his clever, masterful open-air artworks that often come with a social message.
A UK-based artist known as My Dog Sighs creates stunning murals that will make you look twice.
French street artist Levalet is known for his whimsical poster art scattered across Paris. His realistic wheat-pasted figures often interact with the urban environment, whether that means waiting at a stoplight, playing golf with a drainpipe, or holding up a window. For years, he's brought a smile to the faces of the passersby who encounter his charming and surreal scenes—and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Giant Mural of Local Community Leader With a Symbolic Plant Promotes Equality and Inclusivity in Brazil
Towering high over Porto Alegre, Brazil, a community leader sees her face on the side of a government building.
Street artist JR has added his name to the growing list of artists who are showing their support for Ukraine.
As the war in Ukraine continues, more and more artists are using their creativity to call for peace. This includes street artists who are making their viewpoints public by placing their anti-war messages on walls for everyone to see. Many of these artists have direct experience painting in Ukraine. Kyiv is particularly rich in murals, with over 160 painted since 2014.
Cracks on the pavement are a common sight in cities.
While some artists like painting on canvases, others like David Zinn seek unexpected places to add art.