street art

If you ever get a chance to visit Rome β€” "get on the bus, pay your fare and tell the driver that you're going to ... Quadraro affair! (casual reference to Frankie Smith πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ˜† ol' skool baby bubba). And as you do your funky walk around the area, you can relive a great experience surrounded by distinctive qualities of the Street Art. Graffiti all over the map, easily discoverable! Guaranteed

First of all, let's give a big round of applause πŸ‘πŸΌ to these people, Murisicuri, for letting this happen. It's a cultural association made of 19 proud tourist guide with only one clear goal in mind, make the Street Art possible in the city of Rome. Despite of different opinions in the neighbourhood, they succeeded. Yes indeed, it took alotta work to get to this point as mentioned by one of them. To me, this is one of the most memorable and down to earth event that has been in all the time that I've been here in Rome since 2008. I'm so thrilled that it took off πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ Well done, this is what I mean by true definition of keepin' it real!

Last but not least, one of the artists involved in this project ... live! at the moment people were visiting the area (just like meπŸ˜ƒ): Alessandra Carloni and Alice Pasquini. Glad to see that women still fight, despite all. Thanks for putting this art out in the world. That's the way I like it!

Som of these Graffiti talk about the Second World War, others share stories related to that Area (for instance the barber shop where the famous actor TotΓ² used to go), and so on (I took videos of that great journey, see below!). What I'd like to say about all this event (and hopefully others to come) is that I'd like people to just keep a firm grip on what really matters. As i come from an artistic background, I can't help it but pointin out this quote by Ernst Fischer who said once:

In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it

Sidenote, kinda remind me, back in 2004, when I used to paint the walls of my high school

with famous art history painters' reproductions by using a pencil, without any permission at all (in the end, even teachers appreciated)

Speaking of dreams, I wanna give a big shout out to all the kids out there asking themselves how to fulfill their passions: look at these ladys and boys making the most out of their artistic abilities. You can do it as well, never give up on your dreams! For real though, you never know what's coming at you at the corner. Take me for example too. I was soldier in Air Fore Academy once, when I decided to move to another Academy ... of Fine Arts!

Me balancin' and paintin' at the same time in classroom [it was supposed to be a gym class], at the age of 18