Most of the graffiti and street art that I saw recently in Beirut was political (protest) in nature but there were also some large murals covering the sides of multi-storey buildings in the Hamra district of the city.
below: A mural of a woman, Sabah, by Yazan Halwani surrounded by Arabic calligraphy
below: From a distance it just looks like black squiggles covering the mural. In fact it is interlocking characters and animals, especially faces with big lips. It was painted by Potato Nose aka Jad El Khoury. Have you noticed the little man standing on the roof?
below: This mural, titled “Pagano” is the work of South American artist Inti. It was painted in 2012 as part of the White Wall Beirut project that year.
below: Unfortunately I don’t know who painted this or what the words say
below: One wall of the Mayflower Hotel is covered with this mural by apocaleps
Three murals of women seen in Amman that were painted by Suhaib Attar.
First is this multicoloured angel painted in 2014.
Second, the car is blocking part of the title, but I think that this one is called “Randa”. I am not sure who painted the portrait on the left.
And last, because of it’s height above street level, this large mural in central Amman can be seen from a long distance away. A bright blue canvas for a mural in celebration of World Children’s Day. The calligraphy was painted by Chaf (Chill as f)
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.
“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.