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Valparaiso Chile street art graffiti girl

An Introduction to Street Art in South America

As a matter of artistic expression, it’s hard to not enjoy the colourful street art that has begun to take over the cities of South America. What possibly started as a political protest and was once thought of as a burden, many Latin American cities have embraced the murals and dedicated districts for the artists to create.  No longer just a tag of a name or graffiti of something illegible here is a list of a few cities with an incredible array of expression that is hard not to admire.

Valparaiso Chile street art graffiti

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Lion Hunt mosaic at Pella Craterus Alexander the Great

What A Site: Pella Greece – Ancient Macedonian Kingdom’s Capital

 The ancient Greek archaeological site at Pella, former capital of the Macedonian Kingdom under King Archelaus at the 5th century BC’s end, was also the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Located in the north of Greece, Pella is approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Thessaloniki.

Lion Hunt mosaic at Pella Craterus Alexander the Great

Dating back to 320 BC and located in Pella Greece, this lion hunt mosaic, is thought to depict Craterus rescuing Alexander the Great.

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Without Masks exhibit UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver

MOA Journeys: In-depth Cultural and Art Tours

For the art lovers and those exceptionally curious about cultural encounters, we’ve teamed up with Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology (UBC MOA) to curate unique cultural and art tours that coincide with their exhibits.

Without Masks exhibit UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver

These photos are part of the Without Masks Exhibit at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The exhibit was an exploration of contemporary Afro-Cuban art.
Source: www.moa.ubc.ca

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