Street Art in CivitavecchiaRequalification works of the city spaces in Civitavecchia thanks to the talent and creativity of young international artists
A council house, a school and a private building are the three structures in Civitavecchia housing beautiful Street Art works, by three important internationally famous writers: DEM, Aryz and Agostino Iacurci.
The works are part of the WAVES project (Wall Art Valorisation Experiences), which is aimed to redevelop public spaces and it is curated by the WALLS association, funded and supported by Civitavecchia's City Council and the artistic association Whystyle. The paintings were made between the 16th and 21st June 2011.
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THE FISHERMAN BY AGOSTINO IACURCI
Given its position, reaching it is very easy! If you are close to the Cathedral, you will only have to walk along Via Piave and you will see it shows up on your left. Instead, if you are in Piazza Luigi Calamatta or along Viale Guglielmo Marconi go towards the old city town and from there turn into Via Trieste. This wall paintinf is beyond doubt the easiest to see for all tourists coming from the Port and willing to spend some time exploring the city center.
5 days per 150 meters of façade!
These are the figures of the big Fisherman, watching over the city of Civitavecchia.
THE BAT-WOMAN BY DEM
In Via Guastatori del Genio in the peripherical neighbourhood of Campo dell'Oro, on the façade of Ennio Galice secondary school there is the work of art by DEM, another great Italian artist, who is not new to this kind of challenges!
DEM is defined as a modern alchimist, able to create bizarre characters and surreal creatures enigmas and mystery. Multiform and ironic, his works go from wall-painting, to illustration and paintings on canvas.
DEM is an internationally famous artist and if you feel like knowing more about his works, we suggest to visit the official site.
THE PREHISTORIC DOG BY ARYZ
Not so far from DEM's painting, on the façade of a council house in the junction between Via Lazio and Via Veneto there is a third wall-painting, made by Spanish artist Aryz.
It's really hard not to notice this enormous prehistoric dog made of red and blue flowers.
Aryz is a Catalan artist and he is just brilliant. Known and respected all over the world, he prefers big surfaces like façades of buildings where he can express his art clearly recalling the Pop Surrealism and the lowbow movement.
The artist's works really blow you away!
Finally, along the walls surrounding Civitavecchia's Courthouse, there is another big wall painting made by young students from Civitavecchia's Higher Education Institution located in Viale Adige together with Rome's WhyStyle Association. This painting is made of twelve words realted to law matters, each written in refined styles and bright colours.
This is a brilliant example of how young talent and creativity and the new urban forms of art should increasingly work for the service to the city through works aimed to redevelop and promote public spaces.
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