Posts Tagged ‘street art’

Top Five Things to Do in Paris

These must-do’s are not found on your typical list of things to do in Paris. They are my own personal picks, filled with […]

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Paris for Teenagers: A Street Art Exhibition

Paris. It sounds so tempting, but when you have teens, holiday planning can get complicated, especially when your heartstrings are being pulled toward a sophisticated city of museums and fine dining and your teen just wants to have fun. Figuring out an itinerary in Paris for teenagers is an extra challenge on a rainy day, especially when they claim to have seen enough art to last them until adulthood.

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Madame Moustache

Paris Art: Street Art Gets Girly

Paris is a city that attracts art lovers of all kinds. Whether you’re absorbing history down the expansive halls of the Louvre or checking out the latest in modern art at the newly renovated hipster haven Palais de Tokyo, the City of Light is known for its generous feasts for the eyes. One movement of Paris art that begs to be noticed is the globe-spanning street-art scene. The debate continues on whether this new art form is our generation’s answer to Keith Haring or just glorified graffiti that is polluting and deteriorating the old-world charm of Paris.

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A mask by the French street-artist Gregos

Paris Art: The Man behind the Mask

Paris has a lively street-art scene that has gone well beyond standard graffiti. The artist Invader has mounted mosaics of Space Invaders across the city, and Miss.Tic is famous for her pochoir tags of sassy women boasting witty puns, while poster art of Marilyn and Michael (Jackson) is everywhere. These artists have become so popular that they have been allowed to run wild with entire streets, like the rue Dénoyez just off the Belleville metro stop in the 20th Arrondissement, and you can now purchase their work for your home interior at popular Paris art galleries like Galerie Ligne 13 and Galerie Onega.

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