Street Art

November 24, 2022

Photorealistic Butterfly Mural is a Tribute to Artist’s Childhood Love of Nature

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.

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August 29, 2022

Larger-Than-Life Leafy Murals Sprout From Urban Spaces

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.

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April 3, 2022

Wheat-Pasted Street Art Cleverly Interacts With the Landscape, Inviting You Into Its World

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.

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March 3, 2022

Street Artists Are Creating Moving Murals in Support of 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.

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