“Just because it is not in a museum does not mean it is not art.” – #wittle art
I am fascinated with artists showing off their labour of love on streets, sidewalks, bridges and alleyways. I am always tempted to take their photos whenever or wherever I see them. I feel for these caricature sketchers , pastel sidewalk artists, landscape painters, etc… that for hours they put their heart and soul to finish an impressive art piece just to sell it to tourists who at times barter just to get the lowest price. Some of these are for sale while others are displayed to get some measly coin donations. And for the pastel artists, when the weather is not on hour side, it is just left there to be soaked in the rain and left to wash away, never to be seen again.
Pastel art pieces around Melbourne streets
In Las Ramblas, one of the most well- known and visited streets in Barcelona.
An artist outside the Uffizi Gallert in Florence
One of the artist in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
A pastel art work done by an artist in Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery
Artists selling their wares in Charles Bridge in Prague.