Street art in Latin America: the giant graffiti, multi-colored convertibles and photos of The BeatlesLife in bright colors — it's just about Latin America. And it's not just about the blooming flora of the local wildlife, but also about the colorful shades of urban spaces that contemporary artists and graffiti artists transform into works of art under the open sky. Rambler/Travel together with Air France has chosen a few examples of such art sites in Latin America, you simply must see.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Graffiti The Beatles in Brazil
Graffiti and street art in different styles in Sao Paulo so much that it seems that no corner is left untouched. Pre-charge a phone or camera and go for a walk in the area of Vila Madalena, a local nicknamed Batman's Alley for the abundance of large bright graffiti appearing all the time in the night.
the Most famous work of which is to find the famous photo of The Beatles, done by Brazilian graffiti artists in colorful paints. One hour for the tour will be insufficient because in addition to graffiti in the area is full of picturesque cafés and bars, where you can easily hang with a glass of Caipirinha for another hour or two.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graffiti "Return Kinkily" in Argentina.
Project giant graffiti under the name "Return Kinkily" Argentine artist Alfredo Segatori has planned to enter the Guinness book of records, after the completion in 2013 of his major work has indeed become the biggest graffiti in the country.
Segatori Originally planned to devote a mounted figure to his fellow Argentine artist Benito Kinkel, but at the time work began to come to him the residents of that area and ask to include their portraits in the composition. A masterpiece instantly changed the life of the district of Barracas, and now have colourful walls arranged tango festival and corianda traditional Argentine — style barbecue with spicy sausages on the grill.
the Bellavista neighbourhood, Santiago, Chile
the name of the district of Bellavista, in Spanish means "beautiful view", but no observation deck here — instead, the colorful pictures answer snuggled up to each other houses all colors of the rainbow with wall paintings on a variety of topics. The impression that the artists‑the authors of these graffiti have complete freedom of expression — no home is like another, but stories of the imagination. Naturally, such a place could not fail to attract alternative atmosphere: on weekends in Bellavista operates a flea market, but fair works of local artists and crafts artisans you can find in any day of the week.
District Callejon de Hamel, Havanna, Cuba
In Havana's colonial architecture with graceful balconies adjacent to the abandoned buildings which turned into a canvas for local street artists. And in the heart of the Old town there is a place that you will remember as well as multi-colored Cuban convertible it's called Callejon de Hamel. In a narrow street which bears this name, was born and lived Cuban artist Salvador gonzález. Since the 90-ies he started to paint the wall near his own house to an Afro‑Caribbean theme, and later added to the drawings of the sculpture and opened an art gallery. Now art spaces with paintings by local talent here, and many tourists are happy to sit down at tables on the terraces and feel like a Museum under the open sky.
District Candelaria, bogotá, Colombia
In Bogota so many different graffiti that connoisseurs of local street art even arrange tours devoted exclusively to wall painting. In the Colombian capital is the work of not only local artists, but the taggers from Spain, Australia, France, USA.
Photogenic examples are found in the historic district of the city of Candelaria — colorful arts here, decorated with souvenir shops, pizzerias and informal dining. Without leaving the same motley of Candelaria you can meet other poles of Colombian art, for example, to visit the Museum of the sculptor with a world name of Fernando Botero or lost in vintage shops CDs and books in the center of the cultural life of the city, near the cultural center of La Manzana Cultural.