Today I am presenting you a gallery of murals from Vienna. Photos of colorful and vibrant walls that caught my eye when I was visiting the city.
Spray on the wall doesn’t always mean ‘art’ and many cities or buildings are damaged by the rootless pseudo artist. But there are places where real graffiti enthusiasts convert dull meters of concrete into a colorful image.
I do appreciate street art, because it is an expression of an individual. And… it is not a recent discovery, although it definitely is at its pick due to aerosol paint. The oldest graffiti are dated to the ancient times and can be found not only on Greek or Roman ruins but were are also common for Vikings and Mayas.
Graffiti come in various styles, has different meanings, can be also commercial. It made from an illegal to mainstream, and found its place in modern culture.
Vienna, apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, being a Baroque city, Vienna is also said to be “The City of Dreams” because it was home to the world’s first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud. I discovered on my last trip to Vienna, while doing some urban exploration, that the city also has a large amount of graffiti art along the Danube Canal that’s worth to check out on a Sunday afternoon. I photographed it and now I share it on the Shuttereyeimages webpage.