As you turn on the news and listen to daily updates, it can be easy to assume that the world is full of doom and gloom. However, it’s important to remember that there are so many bright and aspiring people, places, and attractions that this planet has to offer. While we might not be able to travel anywhere right now, it’s amazing to see that many towns, cities, and countries have breathtaking murals for locals to check out. In fact, you can now check them out, too…
Little Children on a Bicycle – George Town, Malaysia
You may have seen this mural before because it has since become famous across the globe. This mural can be found in George Town and features two children riding a bicycle with the biggest smiles of excitement on their faces. What makes this piece of artwork even more prominent is the fact that the bicycle isn’t part of the drawings – it’s actually a real-life bicycle that has been kept there by the artists and those who live nearby. The faded wall really brings this mural to life, and it’s truly breathtaking.
The Sun Keeper – Montreal, Canada
Montreal has made waves over the years for being one of the most impressive street art capitals in the world, and this is easy to see if you make your way around these streets. Perhaps one of the most famous pieces of street art comes in the form of The Sun Keeper, which was created by Ricardo Cavolo for the Montreal Mural Festival. Featuring bright colors and even brighter imagery, this mural strikes anyone who goes past – and it’s impossible not to stare at it for minutes on end.
The Five Masked Children – São Paulo, Brazil
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, many pieces of street art have popped up across the globe – and this is one of them. Created by legendary street artist Eduardo Kobra, this mural depicts five young children wearing face masks. The mural itself showcases the fact that anyone and everyone is affected by this virus, regardless of nationality, gender, or religion. Eduardo created the mural to inspire hope across the world, and to remind people that we need to fight together.
La Mamie de Valparaíso – Valparaíso, Chile
The city of Valparaíso is full of amazing murals, but there’s no doubt about the fact that this is one of the best around. Graffiti artists Ella and Pitr are two of the most well-known street artists in Chile, and they chose to grace this beautiful pink building with a mural of a friendly grandmother, and we bet that it puts a serious smile on the faces of those who walk past it. After all, who doesn’t want to be watched over by La Mamie de Valparaíso on a daily basis?
Art is a way to connect with people across the globe, and it’s fair to say that these murals are enough to make everyone feel loved and inspired. There are some talented artists in this world.