Twist – Graffiti in Lisbon

Walking through Lisbon, you’ll see wall after wall of graceless tasteless graffiti, approximating vandalism than any kind of urban street art.

Imagine my surprise when I came across these abandoned houses painted with such boldness. I stood for a long while admiring the art-work and cleverness of beautifying what would otherwise be an eyesore, into something so pleasing.

This urban art is on Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, Lisbon, and is a collaboration by Italian artist Blu and Brazialian artists, identical twins, Os Gemeos.

Click here to see a stop frame video of how they painted one of the houses.

Chameleon, love his expression
Chameleon, love his expression
Catching stars
Catching stars
Alien king
Alien king

4 thoughts on “Twist – Graffiti in Lisbon”

  1. Great photos. I love street art. There are so many examples of graffiti that really make the streets look interesting, though, of course, not all of them. Every day I go by a wall that would be just a boring gray wall without the green forest painted all over it. I love this forest. But there is nothing uglier than sensless black scribbles on the freshly painted white houses that, unfortunately, I meet much more often.

    1. Oh I couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately Lisbon is full of it especially in the beautiful quaint old part of town. I’m glad you like these photos. There’s a street art school close by and I’m thinking of attenting a weekend course. Should be a lot of fun!

  2. I love street art and your photos. Valparaiso in Chile has possibly the world’s largest collection of street art. It’s everywhere. If you ever travel to Chile and you love street art, Valpo is a must. If not, drop by my blog and take a look. I have Valpo street art posted on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, and May 21 with more to come. Cheers, Wooly.

    1. Thank you for your comment! Valparaiso looks like it has some amazing street art, I stopped by your site and I love the photos. Definitely a place I will love to visit.

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