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

In Via Trieste, within the historic center of Civitavecchia, there is the Fisherman by Agostino Iacurci, a huge work of art that takes up the whole façade of a building.

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.

Close-up of the Fisherman by Agostino Iacurci

Close-up of the Fisherman by Agostino Iacurci

Vista of the Fisherman by Iacurci in Via Trieste

Vista of the Fisherman by Iacurci in Via Trieste

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!

Civitavecchia - The Wall Painting by DEM on the façade of Ennio Galice Secondary School

Civitavecchia - The Wall Painting by DEM on the façade of Ennio Galice Secondary School

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.

Civitavecchia - particular of DEM's wall painting

Civitavecchia - particular of DEM's wall painting

Civitavecchia - particular of DEM's wall painting

Civitavecchia - particular of DEM's wall painting

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.

Aryz working on the painting on the façade of the building

Aryz working on the painting on the façade of the building

Civitavecchia - the surreal wall painting by Aryz

Civitavecchia - the surreal wall painting by 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!

The Prehistoric Dog by Aryz in all his imponence

The Prehistoric Dog by Aryz in all his imponence

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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