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This is from Olomouc, a very pleasant city in the northeastern part of the Czech Republic. As in most cities in central and eastern Europe there was a lot of graffiti, but I think this is rather a kind of semi-official street art.

Just a short distance up the street is the surprisingly good museum of modern art, featuring mainly (or maybe exclusively) Czech artists, and I think these wall paintings are a kind of spill-over from the museum. Furthermore, just behind where I was standing, a short passage cutting through the corner of a building was also filled with paintings. I have seen from the internet, including Google Street Views, that all these paintings seem to change from time to time, but they are always carefully made, not the typical graffiti.

When I look at the grey and ugly wall I wonder if the blue figures may also possibly be part of an art project. Look at the paint running so neatly down the wall. That doesn't seem to be just by coincidence. I have also seen on the internet how this wall has been used for temporary art shows.

Even the lady looks like she's having an abstract painting on her shirt.

Here is a larger version.

In the workshops you can see the narrow passage cutting through the building, one including a woman, the other a man (of course I needed people to be there).

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9620 W: 511 N: 18689] (82756)
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