10 cool Graffitis in the heart of Moscow

Graffiti is a beautiful and expressive form of art that speaks volumes, without a single word. Moscow is known as one of the best cities to discover great street art. In this little article we’ll list 10 graffitis, situated in the heart of Moscow, and we hope that they will find a place in your heart.

Girl with a bottle

A very realistic and somewhat melancholic graffiti of a girl sending a message in a bottle appeared on a random building in Moscow thanks to  “The best city on Earth” event, that gave the city over a hundred incredible graffities, made by talented street-artists from all around the world. This girl in particular was created by the Australian street-artist Fintan Magee, whose works appear all around the world.

Where to find:

23/5, bld. 2 Rozhdestvenskaya Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от Anna Zima (@anya_zima)

The Russian Princess

The sun gently strokes the face of a young Russian princess, accompanied by a bear. This rather simplistic, but complex graffiti is painted by the Spanish street-artist Ricardo Cavolo, who likes to use Russian motifs in his art. The graffiti depicts the bright future for the Russian youth.

Where to find:

19/37 Bolshaya Serpuhovskaya Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от Марина Иванова (@cherguimary)

Circus

A very bright and grandiose scene depicts various circus animals on a tall 5 story house. The graffiti was painted by Alexey Mednoy as part of “The best city on Earth” event. Initially the idea was to celebrate the grace and the beauty of the Russian circus, but later a phrase was added underneath “For the circus without animals”, that changed the whole mood of the piece.

Where to find:

15 Trubnaya Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от Alice Maas (@alice.maas)

Albrecht Dürer

Deep within the Russian tower-block backyards, this peculiar homage to Albrecht Dürer was painted by Maxim Kosatkin on a transformer house. Some of the paintings were replicated in color by an enthusiastic street-artist.

Where to find:

9/1 Bolshoy Spasoglishensky Pereulok

 

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Публикация от Прогулки По Москве (@moscowwalks)

Citizens

Another beautiful graffiti, painted as part of “The best city on Earth” event. The piece depicts a couple holding hands in the woods. Some people even see them dancing, some see the resemblance to Malevich – but that’s the beauty of art, to interpret the piece in different ways. The author, an italian street artist Agostino Yakurchi, works in a single style and decorates cities around the world.

Where to find:

9/1 Goncharnaya Naberezhnaya

 

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Публикация от @streetart.moscow

Old Jerusalem

The classical art and the new style are fused in this graffiti, that depicts the Mahane Yehuda Market, the oldest market in Jerusalem. The sketch belongs to Salavat Scherbakov, who is the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. He managed not only to fuse different styles, but to fuse the Russian and Jewish cultures together.

Where to find:

9 Bolshoy Haritonyevsky Pereulok

 

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Публикация от Уютная Москва (@cozymoscow)

East

Another “small” graffiti, done by an enthusiastic street-artist during “The best city on Earth” event. Two small technical booths are decorated with east-esque images in bright, warm colors. One building has a toad and a heron, the other has a crane flock and the third one hosts a panda hiding in the reeds.

Where to find:

8 Tverskaya Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от выставки музеи стрит-арт город (@dju1etta_travel)

Moscow’s Energy

This piece embodies the joint forces of the government and street-artists, ordered by the Russian fuel and energy establishment department and painted by a group of street-artists from the  ZukClub. The graffiti is done in a Soviet aesthetic and depicts the level of power of man when dealing with natural resources. A giant human hand reaches to the sky and holds the sun in its fingers.

Where to find:

20 Protopopovsky Pereulok

 

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Minin and Pozharsky

This massive graffiti was a joint project between the street-artists and the Russian Military Historical Society members. The sketch was chosen from a pool of contestants all around Russia, and an artist from Yaroslavl won the contest. The artist chose the color of the Kremlin as the main color to make the piece blend in with the surrounding buildings, while adding a splash of other colors to make the final result aesthetically pleasing to all.

Where to find:

6 Volkhonka Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от Иван Шашенков/Ivan Shashenkov (@dr_shashenkov)

Victory Marshal

The graffiti-portrait of Georgy Zhukov is placed in the center of Moscow – Arbat. The graffiti was a gift from the Art-Facade to the citizens in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory in the WWII. The sketch was painted first using a projector and then finished by a group of talented street-artists. This portrait is a part of the project “Our Great Victory”, where several portraits are scattered all around Moscow and other Heroic Cities of Russia. In addition to Zhukov, you can also see Lev Dovator, Nikolai Gastello and Konstantin Rokossovsky.

Where to find:

17 Arbat Ulitsa

 

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Публикация от Sawsan Arbid (@sawsan.arbid)

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