Friday, May 1, 2009

Part VI of XII of the interregnum: Genoa's underbelly

Graffiti image of a sticker of a person in gaol from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.Dear Gentle Reader,

I live in Gotham. 

I might even write about that, one day. But not now.

While I am not offering written fluff, for three weeks, I am providing a pictorial view of the underbelly of cities. Today, Genoa, and concern regarding Italian justice.

Genoa (Genova in Italian) is a fantastic city with a rich history of conquest, exploration, and occupation. But the humble scribe has no time to write until May 18, as an e-interregnum is currently in effect as previously noted here.

So, instead, a head-level look at the popular art. And by popular art, I mean art by the populous. 

By the people.

A series of graffiti shots.

Your humble scribe may add commentary after May 18. We'll see. But, till then, each picture counts as 1000 words.


Graffiti image of a close-up of a sticker of a person in gaol from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.

Graffiti image of a family fleeing, sprayed on a wall, from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.

Graffiti image of the police, chasing a family, from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.

Interesting dichotomy, no? This was found in the context of other socially-motivated graffiti like that shown two days ago.  

And, please remember, that although this technically could be considered an interlineal gloss, I am simply documenting and presenting, not espousing. 

Graffiti image of a spray-painted word, violence, from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.

Graffiti image of a spray-painted word, live, from the old town centre of Genoa, Italy.

As per always, 
on every post, 
on this blog, 

putting the mouse over the picture reveals the captions.

And these postings are all automated, 

as your humble scribe will not be back until 18 May.


I will be keen

to read 




to say.


Cloudia said...

ciao, bello!

Both Sides of Ben Marlan said...

holy! I love street art. i'm looking over a book (again and again) all about street art and the many different kinds/artists. I prefer stencil art, like the picture w the cops u posted. the book is "Street Art" by Louis Bou - Awesome! The artists are so creative in how they condense such a political and social message in one small image. One stencil simply said "This is Culture" - so true. welcome back by the way

Lauren said...

The stencil art is very interesting. I love how much they are saying with it. Thanks for posting/sharing.

Sepiru Chris said...

Dear Cloudia,

Cheers, Bella!

Dear Ben,

Cheers Ben. I will have to check that book out. I wasn't back yet, though, when this was posted. But I am now.

Dear Lauren,

Vancouver, Canada, had a lot of great stencil art in the late eighties and the early nineties. The Emily Carr College of Art and Design had a couple of students who made some great stencils and used them creatively in interesting spaces. From my perspective, at least. I am sure that many property owners were not so enraptured. Glad you enjoyed the contributions.