I took some photos at the annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival today, so I wanted to share them with everyone who follows my blog. To get to the festival, I took a shuttle bus. The tour guide on the bus was named Kernin, and he informed all of us that street painting began in Europe back in the 16th century. Starving artists would replicate works of art they had seen abroad by painting them on the street. People would toss them coins as they worked and this is how the starving artists supported themselves. Kernin also told us that the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival is the largest of its kind, featuring 500 artists and 240 paintings.
My personal favorite, Johannes Vermeer’s The Girl With the Pearl Earring, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa taking a selfie.
Vincent Van Gogh
Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis and Shirley Chisholm
The Pink Panther
I Dream of Jeannie
The Golden Girls
Warrior on Horse
Tie-dyed street painter,
Palms and soles stained with pastels,
Parrots in wonder.
Posted in Art, Photography, Poems
- Tagged Gallery, Haiku, Pastels, Photo, Photography, Photos, Poems, Poetry, Street Painting