Graffiti on an old painted peeling door in Rome, Italy
Street Scene of graffiti-covered ochre walls in Rome, Italy's trendy and historic Trastevere neighborhood. I'm drawn to the wall art scene because of the way it looks and feels. For a look that is so uniquely European, you need old pipes, cracks, holes, holes in the plaster, peeling plaster, hundreds of years of weather, and dozens of layers of paint.
Even graffiti is a kind of art. Some people might see graffiti as scribbles, but I see it as unique art when I look at it as a whole. It changes over time, and each year it looks different. This version was taken in 2010, so it is kind of like a time capsule.
This picture was made by combining several high-resolution photos to make one huge panorama. This picture could be made into a graphic that is a few feet wide and still shows all the small details of the Italian wall.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2010