Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

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.

mona-lisa

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.

van-gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

untitled

Untitled

frida

Frida Kahlo

frida-2

Frida Kahlo

basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

sojourner-truth

Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis and Shirley Chisholm

titanic

Titanic

the-joker

The Joker

princess-leia

Princess Leia

princess-leia-2

Princess Leia

prince

Prince

pink-panther

The Pink Panther

squidward

Squidward

mario

Mario

i-dream-of-jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie

golden-girls

The Golden Girls

native

Warrior on Horse

spider

Spider

roosters

Roosters

croc

Crocodile

© 2017

 

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Street Painter

Street Painter

Tie-dyed street painter,

Palms and soles stained with pastels,

Parrots in wonder.

© 2015