A known face from a known film at a known street at the not so known Valparaiso, Chile.
Art is abundant on the streets of Valparaiso, Chile.
This is no coincidence since home owners actually pay artists to paint art on their houses’ facades.
In 2003, Valparaíso was declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO, World Heritage site.
I will post more pictures about this very nice place.
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Puerto Madero is an upscale neighborhood, amongst an intricate social classes groups. It seems some construction is taking place where walls are lifted which provoke innate painters to take advantage of available places to paint on.
Since the light was hitting on the wall I had to overexpose the photo so the colors would show up; later I had to add contrast to the scene so you could see the details.
At least in this part of the world, Graffiti is forbidden. Actually if you get caught you can spend some time kept behind bars… right?
What about when these are real art expressions? Would Picasso or Dali be prisoner because they gave some color strokes to a dull wall? Perhaps not now. What about when they were totally strangers?
And would they if they were kind of crazy? What about then all those masterpieces like the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe?
And if graffiti is to embellish some plain wall?
One thing I am certain of. People who do graffiti are quick with their cans! They will come, paint and fly before getting caught!
What would one get if they were to have some free space of their own to paint on their imagination?