We shortly spent an extended weekend in the old italian city of Florence. Our primary interest was to tick off another UNESCO world heritage site for our collection. Also I wanted to see how the capital of Tuscany feels today, maybe 30 years after I had first visited it with my class at high school.
Strolling around the old city, looking for historic architecture, visiting famous museums and enjoying ancient masterpieces of art, we saw a few small piece of graffiti every now and there. While some of them showed the typical scribbling which is totally meaningless to me, we discovered a few which I really liked. So I started taking pictures of them.
The more we looked around, the more of them we found. Some of them are citations of well-known paintings like the “lady with the pearl earring”, originally painted by Jan Vermeer. Others are more like stickman drawings, like the ones of an artist signing with “K”. Very simplistic, but always with a twinkle in the eye and a little humour or irony which make the viewer start thinking. And even some modern sculpture groups can be found in the old alleyways.
But why write more? Have a look and see yourself…