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Real Urban Art

Posted on December 23, 2006 by


Here is the sample of Moscow city distant suburb.

As an experiment the dull gray houses were painted to different colours.

From my point of view it's really amazing isn't it?

In Russia where is in winter sun is a very rare thing such kind of art might keep the winter depression away. For instance this fall-winter there were no visible sun in Moscow for more than 30 days. Due to this it was reported that a lot of people simply refuse to go to work because of an enormous depressive state they were in.

Maybe such urbanistic art would keep the depression away.

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60 Responses to “Real Urban Art”

  1. [...] Tired of the same old grey concrete apartment blocks, some Muscovites have done something to brighten up their environment. More pictures at English Russia.   [...]

  2. [...] Tired of the same old grey concrete apartment blocks, some Muscovites have done something to brighten up their environment. More pictures at English Russia. [...]

  3. Publius says:

    Wow, looks like a children’s hospital. Especially with the lyrics on the side of the building. It would make it easy to find your apartment though, if you could say “I’m inside the butterfly’s anus” or “attached to the mast of the red sailboat”

  4. oles says:

    Do you know the names of the painters or their group?

  5. [...] Esta campaña se ha realizado ya en varias construcciones y es impresionante cómo han quedado después de la remodelación. Parece un gran patio de juegos de niños que asisten al Kindergarden, pero sin duda que el aspecto de los suburbios ha cambiado mucho. [...]

  6. fm says:

    This reminds me of Anri Sala’s video from 2003 Dammi i Colori. It consists of a series of shots from a moving car that show the colourful streets of Tirana, the capital of Albania. Many old buildings have been ordered to be painted there by the eccentric Mayor of the city , himself an ex-artist

  7. fm says:

    sorry – messed up there

    the link text should read – the name of the Mayor of Tirana

  8. Petrina says:

    Very cool!!

  9. Mary says:

    Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the photographs.

  10. Georg says:

    It’s a candy coated nightmare, maybe try covering it with fur

  11. Papa Carlo says:

    So something good does happen in Russia!

  12. [...] This urban artwork in Moscow is supposed to help keep the winter depression away. Apparently the sun makes very rare appearances during the fall/winter season….and I guess Vodka just isn’t enough.  They just need to add some of the 3D sidewalk art mentioned in my previous post below. story and photos here [...]

  13. eye says:

    Fantastic. I was in Moscow and Leningrad many years ago, and it was such a drab and dreary world. I didn’t think that russians had this sort of imagination. These paintings are wonderful, very impressive.

    English Russia is a great blog. But you need to keep showing us positive things like this, as well as the bad or the decaying side.

  14. Rouslan says:

    wtf is this?? It looks gay; it makes typical Soviet artitecture look even worse.

  15. Texas1 says:

    I read an article once about products like the following. http://www.litebook.com/?s=gaw&kw=sad%20lights

    Maybe Russia could slap a bunch of LED’s on a building and fix the problem. Just imagine the artistic possibilities.
    : )

  16. The Polish Guy says:

    Eye, imagine living here for the whole life. What sort of imagination you’d have.

    After vodka especially.

  17. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    Well, we don`t get too much sunny days in the winer indeed, mainly because of short bright daytime, so I think such pallette is a good idea. But it will require quite a lot of expensive maintenance, because if it will degrade over time, it will look even more depressing than common tiled walls.

  18. The Polish Guy says:

    Yes as I see daily these walls that once were new and shiny but, because of dirt and smoke and pollution, became dark, gloomy and dirty. And sad.

  19. [...] Link & Image: English RussiaTags: Residential Building | Art [...]

  20. The Polish Guy says:

    Nickhead.

  21. UA says:

    that’s a real creatiff !!

  22. Viacheslav says:

    This looks really amazing. But in fact, the idea to use bright colours was first used in the northern cities with yet longer winters and less sunlight in the winter than in Moscow like e.g. Norilsk or Anadyr. They painted the very same concrete slab or brick houses in various colours to make them look not too depressing. The people in Ramenskoe just developed the known idea somewhat further and made pictures of the houses. Looks really avanguardistic.

    The greyness and clouds in Moscow late autumn and winter are a natural event, but there were a lot more freezing, but sunny days in the past. Such a “European winter” is a recent trend which is generally disliked by the most. The air pollution is not the only (although important) reason.

  23. Texas1 says:

    I would feel like my life was a bad acid trip.

  24. Connie says:

    This is a new version of aestehtic torture

    all those people who applaud should live there and look out of the window every day ;=(

    Think about the bad quality of wall color and you can imagine how this will look in 3 years …

    I do not know what is better, this style or the standard grey of the walls, but I fear these walls will make people crazy

  25. [...] A brilliant concept from Moscow for enriching our drab multi-dwelling buildings. (via Metafilter) [...]

  26. [...] Real Urban Art – färgsprakande byggnader i Moskvas förorter. [...]

  27. gi says:

    hi everybody

  28. An antidote to “earth tones”…

    See some striking images from Moscow of painted buildings that help to reduce the drabness of urban streetscapes. Thanks to City Comforts for the link and the title…….

  29. BonZo says:

    It’s not Moscow!!! It’s Ramenskoe!!! This will never happen in Moscow. lol

  30. [...] Check out what Russian designers have done to these buildings in Moscow City. Visit the website here. [...]

  31. rodrigo says:

    with a project like this at this scale, something positive has to come from it. our surroundings affect us more than we even noitce. i would like to see more palm trees in winnipeg, but that will never happen!!!

  32. Amazing !!
    but im a bit affraid of this colors !!

  33. Gridskipper says:

    Nope, Still Depressing Communist Housing…

    Despite an admirable attempt to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder, this block of Soviet-era housing is still depressing. I think what gets people down isn’t the monochromaticism of the concrete, (in fact, that stability may be an antidote to these…

  34. [...] These painted highrises in Moscow are actually from a blog called Russian Art & Culture News. In Russia where is in winter sun is a very rare thing such kind of art might keep the winter depression away. For instance this fall-winter there were no visible sun in Moscow for more than 30 days. Due to this it was reported that a lot of people simply refuse to go to work because of an enormous depressive state they were in. [...]

  35. [...] moszkvai panelnegyed írta: Egyenes Endre , kategória: meta, képrejtvény 7:50 pm [...]

  36. Gustavo says:

    do u like chocolate? Muy muy!

  37. thayse says:

    VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

  38. Maks says:

    Why paint them at all comrades? Just leave concrete as it is.

    Reinforced concrete is fashionable nowadays.

    It will make housing even more affordable to the masses. Beside, paint, any paint, is toxic. Why have it on your house?

    Long live social justice! Long live Russia!

  39. Llyr says:

    Can anybody tell me where these buildings are in Moscow, please?

    Diolch

  40. [...] art needs to be clever, surreal or semi-literal. Some building art, for example, simply serves to beautify the built environment. These buildings exhibit a playful set of compositional strategies and show a sensitivity to light [...]

  41. brbrbr says:

    nightmare

  42. AV says:

    This is NOT Moscow, this is the city of Ramenskoe 40 km from Moscow. Btw, such “masterpieces” were forbidden, the reason “they may cause car crashes”

  43. bsarment says:

    good!!

    giving colors for all these big blocks of flats with no life!

    from Brazil!

  44. [...] Urban art in Moscow. Some of the best artistic graffiti I have seen on what were once dull, gray, Soviet apartment buildings! http://englishrussia.com/?p=537 [...]

  45. ispyu says:

    Wow, you are really opening up my eyes to the “new” Russia. I remember pictures from my childhood in which I was fascinated because Russia seemed to be so void of color from the buildings and cars to the clothing. I’m glad to see things are changing.

  46. [...] Urban art in Moscow. Some of the best artistic graffiti I have seen on what were once dull, gray, Soviet apartment buildings! http://englishrussia.com/?p=537 [...]

  47. [...] Urban art in Moscow. Some of the best artistic graffiti I have seen on what were once dull, gray, Soviet apartment buildings! http://englishrussia.com/?p=537 [...]

  48. I noticed that this is not the first time at all that you write about the topic. Why have you decided to touch it again?
    p.s. Year One is already on the Internet and you can watch it for free.

  49. gamefreak says:

    Buen sitio, encontr una cierta informacin til aqu.

  50. Smokes says:

    It is better to see more colors instead of mono chromatic gray walls.

  51. AQW says:

    SUPER TARE !

  52. tahat says:

    Bravo, remarkable idea

  53. logan says:

    where is this???

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