In central Amman is a mural of a face that is divided vertically down the middle, half male and half female. It was painted by Akut (half of Herakut) in 2016.
This mural was made with the support of USAid and aptART. The latter is an acronym for Awareness and Prevention through Art. In this case, they are highlighting the question of gender equality. They sponsored four other murals in Amman but unfortunately I don’t have any photos of them (nor did I see them when I was there).
On Ahmad Bin Hanbal Street, close to where it connects to Prince Muhammad, there is a set of stairs leading upward. Because Amman is built on a number of hills, stairs like this are many (although not all of them are painted).
below: A busy group of people, climbing ladders, filming, talking to the cameraman, constructing, walking, etc.
below: A long ribbon of colours flow from her backpack.
below: Leaves made of multicoloured spirals
below: A question mark on his forehead. Also, a view of one of the hillsides in central Amman.
In Rome there is a long line of murals by Italian artists Sten and Lex that line both sides of the same street, Via dei Magazzini Generali. On one side, on an orange wall, are portraits of famous people.
On the opposite side of the street is a shorter blue wall with pictures of common people.
below: A Pope
The portraits were made with a combination of stencils and painting.
below: Barak Obama
below: Elvis & others
The one different picture is the panther, a symbol of power, with a woman’s face superimposed on it.
below: The remains of a big nosed character by K2M with a red heart along with a black and white version of Edvard Munch’s “Scream” but with a man in a white shirt and black tie instead. Modern man’s turn to scream.
below: Similar to above but in better condition. K2M’s iconic character now has a pink heart and a version of “American Gothic” by Grant Wood has appeared beside the screaming man. Again, the man is dressed in a white shirt and black tie. Almost lost at the bottom are two stickers from Flat Heart.
“The Fall of the Gods” can seen on Via Ostiense. It is a 40 metre mural painted in 2015 by Carlos Atoche and Mexican artist Luis Alberto Alvarez. In it, images of ancient Roman statues have fallen and are now underwater.