lundi 13 août 2012

Москва

Moscow, Russia, August 2012
For the first time in Moscow. It is lovely walking in the gigantic streets of the city center, such a change from HCMC. Other than the existence of proper sidewalks, permanent paintings may be found on the walls of some buildings. Wandering in the city becomes a treasure hunt: spotting the next beautiful painting - which seems to have escaped from the museums for everyone to enjoy. Seems quite democratic actually. Despite the existence of a few tags, I have so far not seen any vandalism on the paintings themselves. I can't help thinking that such an exposure to art must both reflect and impact the aestethical sensititivity of the people. Intriguing culture, I am happy to be here.

3 commentaires:

Dave a dit…

Wow. Sounds Amazing. I wonder how long those pictures would last in Liverpool...

Mimi a dit…

Aha! :)
Actually I found a news segment about those paintings which apparently were installed in 2007 by the Pushkin Museum to increase the awareness of people to art! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQKIbtuFu60
Biscuits to you three! ;)

Anonyme a dit…

The way that the grafitti frames the pictures which project out clearly between the tags is quite powerful