Apr 29, 2013

Street Art's "Ladies"


Woman and interpretation of her body, studying her face, results in various types of street art works. Stencil art, poster art and other form of expression present in worse or better way the female characters. Sadness or strength are the most often emphasized characteristics of the woman's personality. After we can observe more flirting or vulgar sides. Finally, very rarely the ladies appear in a simple, nice or, let's say, elegant way. But for that is street art made: to satirize, emphasize, exclaim something rather than just portray.


The first three pictures are portraits. More or less advanced studies showing the face focused on something or looking straight into our's eyes. I would say, the works of rather three different artists and all of them are unknown for the moment.

Unknown artist

Unknown artist

Unknown artist

Next three pictures below belong to the Street Artist called Paddy. I couldn't find his website, if one exists... Those are NOT my favorite ones. While the second is kind of acceptable (Karma's a bitch), so the others (by me personally) not really. Especially when there's no proportion neither of the body nor the face and something that should appeal, looks vulgar or just horrid.

Paddy artist

Paddy artist

Paddy artist

Stencil art piece presented below became already very famous in Paris. Young brunette with an expressive gesture of the hand and strong looking-like face. There's already a large number of people trying to discover the artist's name. As far nobody unveiled. "Vendez moi du reve!" means "Sell me dream!". I suppose that this tagline belongs to some other artist.

Vendez moi du reve! - Sell me dream - unknown artist

This stencil art could be much more nicer, simple without this tagline, which says "butt head". Unless it was someone else, who has painted it later. Anyway, it doesn't change the fact that it's not funny. Or maybe I'm missing a sense of humor?

Tete de cul - butt head - unknown artist

Finally, an artist presenting the women in a very elegant way. And not the unknown women, but the most beautiful and famous actresses of the past century. FKDL, Franc Duval, has created a big series, called Midi-Minuit, in which we can admire among others: Vivien Leigh (photo below), Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot. On the photo below, on both sides of silhouette, there's a collage made of most famous movie stills, where those actresses were starring. Just love it!

FKDL - Midi-Minuit (Afternoon-Midnight)

FKDL - Midi-Minuit (Afternoon-Midnight)

And for the end - funny as always - Madame Mustache with her poster saying: "So, my baby, wouldn't you like to come and see what's under lady's skirt?". Madame M. makes me smile and jokes in a classy way. For that I like it a lot. Enjoy!

Madame Mustache