I admit it. I am not a fine arts connoisseur. I appreciate individual pieces of art but I hate the collective stuffiness of most museums. I prefer my art in the street. I like it when art imposes itself on my regular day. I like the jolt of finding art unexpectedly.
In today’s Friendly Friday Challenge I ask you share a photo of ART UNEXPECTED.
It should be something unusual, something out of the ordinary. It doesn’t have to be beautiful. It doesn’t have to be constructed. It just has to have been impressive to you.
Here are a few examples. Walking through a hill district in Seoul, a pair of old boots caught my eye. They’d been artfully re-purposed as planters and placed on steps leading up to a mural. The combination of colors, flowers and re-purposing struck me as being very spring like.
On another day, I was impressed by this painting’s out-of-frame composition. Who said all paintings have to be contained within the frame?!
Street murals can be beautiful. I particularly like it when murals and people interact, whether by accident or design.
Not all street art are murals. Urban graffiti has it’s own appeal. Sometimes the composition is a startling display of color, tags and structure. The image isn’t pretty but it is striking.
I look forward to seeing your interpretations of ART UNEXPECTED.
Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below, so that I and others can find your response.
This week’s challenge for ART UNEXPECTED goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.
Toronto, Canada. March 2020