Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kelborne Castle & The Graffiti Project

Although I almost hate to see those beautiful castle walls painted white, this fluid rainbow of surrealist artwork adds sort of a modern romantic edge to Scotland's Kelburn castle. 

"The idea was simple and original: take the vibrant and often transient art form of Brazilian graffiti, out of its predominantly urban context and apply it to the ancient and permanent walls of an historic rural castle in Scotland."

A team of 4 of Brazil's leading graffiti artists came together with some of Scotland's best to collaborate on this controversial painting of the south side of the turrets and walls of Kelburn castle. It's like each side of the grounds would look like separate fantastical realms. One where all sorts of that misty medieval castle stuff happened, and the other like a Dr. Suess and Rainbow Bright wonderland. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is amazing and so bright! What a crazy way to decorate architecture!