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New Murals from Blu on the Streets of Italy

April 7, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Niscemi, Italy

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Niscemi, Italy

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Niscemi, Italy

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Niscemi, Italy

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Bologna, Italy

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Bologna, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Messina, Italy

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Messina, Italy

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Messina, Italy

Over the last year artist Blu has dropped a number of killer murals in several Italian cities, most recently in Niscemi (top) where he created a three-story piece depicting a military figure playing a weaponized xylophone. Despite the extreme visual density present in Blu’s latest works, it’s impossible to miss his perspective on contemporary society from his skewering of religion and consumerism to his distaste for war and injustice. The last images shown here are parts of a massive mural painted last August in Messina, Italy—you really need to see the piece in its entirety to grasp it fully.

If you want to learn more about the context behind all of these pieces, StreetArtNews has you covered.

 

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