Saturday, May 28, 2022

Graffiti and Real Art

On the University of Michigan campus: a fountain by sculptor Carl Milles.
One of my favorite local art works by a great artist.


NOTE: for a survey of fountains by Milles, see this blog post:

On the street: a graffitied electric box.

As I snapped the picture, this car came by.
More street art?



At a park outside of town, graffiti on the bridge — maybe changed since the last time I was here.

Blog post © 2022 mae sander.
Shared with “Sunday Salon” and with Sami’s weekly “Monday Murals.”

 

17 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I like all of it. Probably a minority opinion, but there's something compelling about graffiti just like there is about works of art that most people would agree are art. Street art, which I would say falls in between these two categories, can sometimes, because of its lack of arty status and thus draws fewer expectations, be more intriguing than art-that-most-consider-art.

Mark Baker said...

What an interesting fountain. I tend the enjoy the usual fountains. Not a fan of the graffiti, however.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

That car was the perfect photo bomb. The statue is magnificent.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
I am not really a fan of graffiti, I like the murals and the sculpture.

Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

Tina said...

I like the bridge and fountain!

Trin Carl said...

You have to love the street art. Yes, I've came across some very odd painted vehicles. One was a car that had makeup glued to the hood, and another was covered in all ivy.

Gretchen said...

That fountain is amazing! Have a great weekend!

Jeanie said...

That's a very happy photo! I love street art -- but graffiti? Not so much.

Jinjer-The Intrepid Angeleno said...

I do like some street art / graffiti, just like I enjoy some famous artwork and some famous artwork I do not like. I think the bridge and the electric boxes look really cool.

Iris Flavia said...

Good ones - all of them!

L said...

Some graffiti is not so nice but some is truly a work of art, I’ve missed visiting you, I hope all is well, I’m trying to catch up!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think the mural on the electrical box would have been fabulous had it not been tagged. I am sure much thought went into the original design.

I had to laugh at the old, old green mailbox. Wow, that's a REAL oldie.

Sorry I've been MIA!


Yvonne said...

Great pics! That fountain is wonderful.

thecuecard said...

Yeah I like the fountain sculpture ... it looks refreshing!

Sami said...

Lovely fountain sculpture. My favourite mural is the Pokemon in the car, quite cute :) Thanks for contributing to Monday Murals Mae

Anne in the kitchen said...

That fountain is gorgeous!
I do like street art and also like graffiti on box cars of trains

DVArtist said...

I really like all of this art. Have a great day.