Just a few years ago, I wrote a post about street art, which was just becoming accepted in Rome. Now, it’s everywhere, and I think it is wonderfully playful and energetic (most of it, at least). Indeed, Rome has some wonderful, giant examples of street art that are well worth specifically seeking out.
But even just walking through the city, you’ll pass by many smaller pieces of street art. Here is some of the street art that I randomly encountered over a one week period.
I particularly loved the friendly “Super Nonna” leaning out of a window at the top of this post, by the relatively new street artist LeDiesis. A short time later I found another one of his works, looks like Super Morticia of the Adams Family.
In another part of Rome, I found a large mural by Hogre, a well-known street artist:
I’m not sure who created the rest. If you know, send me a note!
While going to dinner one night, I found a stencil of a girl with a bomb, à la Banksy. Is it a real Banksy, or an homage?
Much of the street art you’ll see is actually a poster. This one, which I like a lot, is by Einknarf:
This one says it’s by ESPO, although I’ve found no information to confirm that.
Here’s an eye-catching poster by street artist Lenoardo Crudi featuring, of all people, Orson Welles:
Not sure who the artist is, but this one reminds me of German woodblock prints. Is it Sinead O’Connor?
As you can see, sometimes you get an entire wall of street art. It definitely livens your day!