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★ Street Art Graffiti | Cool Urban & Pavement Artwork Photo Gallery ★

Updated on February 4, 2015
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Art Illusions & Paintings on City Streets

Street art can take many forms from sculptures and art installations to graffiti and 3D chalk drawings. This page focusses on spray paint graffiti and amazing sidewalk optical illusions.

I've compiled links to online photo galleries of the best painted street art around, plus a display of the best examples I've found.

I hope you enjoy browsing through the fantastic building murals, realistic trompe l'oeil paintings, graffiti artwork and mind-boggling 3D pavement art shown below, and perhaps it will inspire you :-)

Graffiti Wall

I love the colours of this wall in Rutledge Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
I love the colours of this wall in Rutledge Lane, Melbourne, Australia. | Source

A Mini Intro

Street art is an accessible way for everyone to appreciate art because it is widespread and free to look at - like having an art gallery in the open air!

Street art can take many different forms including graffiti, murals, temporary chalk drawings and even knitting. Although often not legal, when street art is done well it really adds character and color to the urban landscape.

The Public Art of Maya Hayuk

Street Art Books

If you are interested in browsing more fantastic street art examples from around the world, or perhaps you would like to glimpse into the sketchbooks of some talented graffiti artists, then this selection of books should contain what you are looking for:

Colorful Doorway

Funky and quite surreal!
Funky and quite surreal! | Source

Building Murals

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Humorous Political Art

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3D Chalk Drawings

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Rutledge Lane

Graffiti covered Rutledge Lane in Melbourne, Australia.
Graffiti covered Rutledge Lane in Melbourne, Australia. | Source

Shadow Graffiti

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Paste-Up Art

Paste-up style art (acrylic & oils on paper). Located in Paris (Place des Bourges).
Paste-up style art (acrylic & oils on paper). Located in Paris (Place des Bourges). | Source

Trompe-L'Oeil

Trompe-l'oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery which creates the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist. This particularly amazing example is 100 square metres and is located at 102 rue du Petit-Champlain, Qu
Trompe-l'oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery which creates the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist. This particularly amazing example is 100 square metres and is located at 102 rue du Petit-Champlain, Qu | Source

Cuban Street Art

Photographed in Havana, Cuba.
Photographed in Havana, Cuba. | Source

Monster House

Great way of turning a derelict house into a fun piece of street art. Marvila, Lisbon.
Great way of turning a derelict house into a fun piece of street art. Marvila, Lisbon. | Source

Lava Street Painting

Street art in Germany by Edgar Mueller.

Photo by Heidi.

Street Art Videos

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    • justmelucy profile image

      justmelucy 

      6 years ago

      PS Love your lens. Photos very good.

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      justmelucy 

      6 years ago

      Absolutely Art as long as you don't get caught. Better to ask permission and even get paid for your work.

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      tssfacts 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful art work.

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      ohcaroline 

      6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your work. Awesome.

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      happygraffiti 

      6 years ago

      Hey there - Loving the lens! I'm new to squidoo, but I have a blog called happygraffiti.com which encourages people to upload the positive graffiti they see out and about. Have a peek :)

      Jen x

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      seosmm 

      6 years ago

      Really incredible art. Very nice lens!

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      ComedyFrog 

      6 years ago

      wow, Wow, WOW! How amazing, incredible and absolutely stunning these images are. Thanks for sharing.

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      Actiongames LM 

      6 years ago

      vary nice shots, love the uniqueness of street art.

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      OctavioMelesio 

      6 years ago

      Hi everybody... photos and videos of this form of art are wonderful... I LIKE THIS LENS... success and blessings always...

    • fiercerulingdiva profile image

      fiercerulingdiva 

      7 years ago

      3d sidewalk murals are so kool !! Nice lens.

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      BlountyBoy 

      7 years ago

      WOW!!! There are some amazing photos here!

    • molewartcure profile image

      molewartcure 

      7 years ago

      Love it, big beliver that Graffiti is a social dialogue of our times.

    • Close2Art LM profile image

      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      love the images thanks for sharing them...RWJR

    • Michelle77 LM profile image

      Michelle77 LM 

      7 years ago

      I'd Love to paint the world!! Sweet lens :)

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