Posted on February 24, 2017
Colorful Streets of Prague – Guide to Prague’s Street Art
If you want to grasp the urban atmosphere of a place, you can start by exploring the streets and its neighborhoods.
Although Prague is a colorful metropole, it can still take quite some time to discover interesting pieces of street art.
Indeed, Prague is not as flooded with street art as other big cities like Berlin or Lisbon. However, if you put a little effort in your search, you will be rewarded by marvelous examples of urban arts.
Smíchovské nádraží – A Hotspot for Street art
Can you imagine a better playground for street artists than train stations and their surrounding environments?
If you’re looking for a vivid train station, you can’t go past Smíchovské nádraží without noticing the numerous artworks scattered around this area.
Big Brother is watching you
Spaceships in the shape of human heads and monstrous eyes symbolize the prevailing surveillance in our society endangering our fundamental privacy rights.
Concrete and nature interplay
Tiger vs. Pinkman
Probably the most stunning footprint of urban artistry is composed on the building of an abandoned train station. It consists of three pieces designed by three different artists, whereas the message reflects similar criticism of society.
1. Criticism of prostitution and human trafficking
Women with naked bodies are offering sexual services to men who pay them.
2. Criticism of accelerated technological progress leading to mass consumption and pollution
In a world of permanent change, there is no need to fix things as long as they can be replaced with no consideration if it’s a machine or a human being.
3. Criticism of media and internet, empowering the stupefaction of the people
Society killed the teenager by Pasta Oner
Take some time to inspect the vibrant system critical statements and pay attention to the many details adding value to your own interpretation.
Out of space
It’s a long walk from one point of the wall to the other, but you won’t feel it in your legs because your attention will be caught by the thoughtful messages of the artists, who transformed the Argentinská Wall into a visual zoo.
Kissing under the Charles Bridge
Historical Pepsi Billboard
Remember who you are?
Flying cardboard men