Street art may include graffiti but in my mind I had equated the two. It was while I visited Barrio Bellavista in Santiago, Chile that I started to perceive graffiti as only one kind of “street art” (saw some incredible examples in Sao Paulo, Brazil).
I am not an art expert nor trying to be one but as I saw some of the beautiful wall art (or murals), I started to expand my thinking – and appreciation – for street art as a whole. Granted, the ones below are not likely just done by an anonymous stealth artist but they still show how great street art can be!
As I saw pictures of very interesting – and at times scary – pictures of murals in Vienna, I thought I ought to share my favorite murals from Barrio Bellavista. Enjoy!
(Note: All but the last are outside Pablo Neruda‘s home in Barrio Bellavista “La Chascona“.)
Santiago has a lot to offer but Barrio Bellavista should definitely be on the itinerary!