Wall art

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Thank you for your great response to my St Pancras upload yesterday and a huge thank you to Richard (Dickspics) for his UA, I was chuffed.
Back to Manchester today...Angela took me to a part of town where there is a lot of wall art. I found it very interesting...here are a few of them...
Have a nice Monday, I am off to the dentist first thing this morningSad

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
12 Aug 2013 6:10AM
Good morning Colleen !! Looks like we're in for a week of cold and rain Smile These artists are excellent !! I love the colourful Bicycles in V1 !!

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
12 Aug 2013 6:16AM
v1 and v6 are both excellent pictures.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
12 Aug 2013 6:38AM
Colourful and interesting Colleen, nice work. Hope it all goes ok at the dentist.

Danial 8 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
12 Aug 2013 6:42AM
Hello,What a nice subject Smile
12 Aug 2013 7:25AM
What an excellent set of images, Colleen!
V1 and V6 are just stunning!SmileSmile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 Aug 2013 7:32AM
A Great colourful setSmile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
12 Aug 2013 7:39AM
It's amazing how attitudes change over time..................a few years ago this would be call graffiti and peeps would be prosecuted, now it's wall art and the artists become local heroes...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

Nice set of images.............and to be honest some very good wall artists..........GrinGrinGrin:

I wonder why Hitler is always so popular in art..........it must be his angelic features.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
12 Aug 2013 7:48AM
You have the most amazing eye to frame and make a brilliant image of Cities.!
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 8:05AM
All beautifully captured Colleen. 📷👍😃
12 Aug 2013 8:10AM
V1 my favourite in this super set Colleen,
12 Aug 2013 8:35AM
Fantastic , Colleen ! Ohhhhhh all those colourfull bikes! V1. is my favourite too! GrinTongueWinkSmile --- I hope you have a pleasant dentist session!- I never have! The best possible beginning of the week to you! Jukka.
12 Aug 2013 8:56AM
Terrific. Smile
I just love good graffiti. The best one I have seen to date was in Toronto.
Hope your session with the dentist goes well.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 8:58AM
There are some excellent graffitti artists around. Great collections here Colleen. Hope not too much pain at dentist. Moira
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 9:05AM
Wonderful set of images, who said graffiti isn't art Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 9:11AM
My thoughts....

What is art?

Back when people said the word art most of us thought of an image of this high class,rich,person who is standing back enjoying this marvellous piece of artwork but thankfully in today's society this image is fast disappearing. Art can be created into anything, it can be created into different forms that both intrigue and stimulate our senses but who actually decides what art is? Who has the right to tell us what we can and cannot do with art?

Graffiti Art

Before I go into discussion about graffiti, I would just like to point out that I will only be discussing the Graffiti art of 'bombing', not the other forms of graffiti that is associated with it.

Graffiti art the urban street art, most people associate it with gang territories, gang writing and punks and hoodlums. When most people see it they think that the area their in is dangerous and unsafe but they only think that because they don't know what the graffiti represents. People detest graffiti and don't see it as art because they believe it only expresses violence and ill intentions.

One of the style's of graffiti is called 'bombing.' Bombing is where the person puts up a piece of writing on a wall or canvas in the style that is their own whether it be in fancy lettering, colours, or even both. The reason why people put up graffiti art such as bombings is because it is a way for them to express themselves. The graffiti is their way of expressing what they think is art and what art may mean and represent to them. This art helps people express who they are and what they feel art should look like and isn't that what art is all about.

Some people have misguided attitudes towards this form of art, "Oh it's just another hoodlum or Gangster disgracing a barren wall with his ugly Gang related art," and of course in some cases this is true. People have also different opinions towards graffiti as well (which they are entitled to), "Oh this is public property you aren't suppose to do this here," and of course in some cases this is also true. This are the reasons why many graffiti is shunned by communities and is made illegal by the law. This is also the reason why they are so many illegally drawn graffiti arts as younger generations feel like they cannot do what they think helps them to express themselves. It is like we are dictating to them what art is and should be. Instead of dictating to them what art should look like we should allow them to express themselves in legal events and maybe develop this new art form into something pleasing for all viewers.

Of course different people have opinions and thoughts about this art, please feel free to comment on anything you think about graffiti and any issues that need addressing.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 9:56AM
Art for Art's sake . Well captured Colleen SmileSmile

12 Aug 2013 10:10AM
V1 for me Colleen...also love the way you managed to captured sticker art on the lamp posts...which is also on doors and huge in Manchester. The graffiti you have displayed all have permission and are sponsored by various private outlets in the city....there's a craft shop that provides the materials, there are cafes that provide food and drink, the owners of which feel the artwork helps to promote the city's creative quarter. Angela
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Angela did you proud taking you round so many places of interest.
Great work here by those wonderful artists.
Well taken and most interesting images Colleen.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 11:05AM
I love street art, always have, in all its forms, while it is still referred to as graffiti, which is often used as a derogative term, I prefer the term Street Art. If you look in V1 the perspectives are great, the colours are stunning and the stories are numerous. Back in the day of the old Masters Art was used because Camera's were not then available, i.e. to depict society albeit initially the high society of the day. Street Art does exactly the same, which suggests that the more we move forward the more we stay the same, it's just that this form of Art is no longer exclusive to the high societies, but thankfully, now available to all.

This is a thought provoking and debate setting collection of images Colleen, one you should be very proud of.

12 Aug 2013 11:06AM
A great series Colleen. I love V1, so much crammed into one space and love the bicycles GrinGrin

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 11:17AM
Super set
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 12:02PM
Amazing shots Colleen, not one as a preference as all so well captured
Good luck with the dentist!Blush
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:00PM
Magic work..

12 Aug 2013 1:16PM
Una maravillosa fotografia, de una gran obra de arte..
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:16PM
A great series of street art images Colleen,Smile some of these people are very talented, and I agree with Nathan, that they should have somewere to express their art legally, would make more great images for us to captureSmile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 1:24PM
you have captured some fabulous work here
poor you with the dentist!!!
12 Aug 2013 1:45PM
Fantastic collection of Wall Art/Graffetti by some talented artists, very well captured Colleen

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Aug 2013 1:55PM
A colourful bit of artwork here Colleen,
despite the differing views on it !!
And don't you just love the sound of a whirring dentists drill ?
Enjoy it !!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 3:14PM
Fascinating set of shots Colleen. Think i should visit Manchester one day
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 3:49PM
Wow Colleen what fantastic find this is , you have captured is very well , image it would look great with sun light casting shadows , you might have to make the trip back to get the shotWink
12 Aug 2013 3:57PM
Beautiful set !
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Aug 2013 3:59PM
Some very artistic work here, Colleen! Think V1 just has to be my fave Smile
Trev Smile
12 Aug 2013 4:07PM
A wonderful set of images Colleen. Some of them are pieces of art I think. V1 is really outstanding.
CHRISB911 12 54 1
12 Aug 2013 4:13PM
nice set of captures, with plenty of colour, great clarity
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:10PM
Another great set Colleen, V1 takes a lot of beating.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:31PM
V1 is a super capture of that lovely artwork and esp. with the bikes.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:42PM
Such a colourful set - V1 for meSmile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 6:50PM
Very good arty collection. Look forward to seeing some close-ups of dental instruments soon then.WinkSmile

myrab 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 6:56PM
Great work Colleen.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 7:02PM
Brilliant - and all so well composed!
12 Aug 2013 7:27PM
Excellent set Colleen V1 for meSmileSmile
12 Aug 2013 7:28PM
Lovely shots - I think they go together well as a series, so don't have a favourite as such.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
12 Aug 2013 8:23PM
Stunning set of images - without doubt V1 for me - Excellent!!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 8:47PM
An interesting set of images,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
12 Aug 2013 9:17PM
Excellent set of images Colleen..Lin
12 Aug 2013 10:13PM
Wonderful photography Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Potra 5 Venezuela
12 Aug 2013 10:19PM
Thanks for bringing a piece of a different world to us.
12 Aug 2013 10:29PM
Fantastic set Colleen. Just love them all. Cathy
V1 is an eyepopper Colleen, wonderful Grin I love this set, as I also love some graffiti that I see around locally GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

Ps hope the dentist visit is fast and painless Sad
6 3 8 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013 5:40PM
The art work on them all is very good but the wall in V1 is mind blowing! Thanks for sharing these with us, they are a real eye opener!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 1:00PM
Outstanding images, I like them all! Grin
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
24 Aug 2013 7:46AM
Awesome collection of street art.

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