Eternal Youth - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
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N 28° 24.956 W 016° 33.153
28R E 347928 N 3144259
Quick Description: This mural is on the side wall of an apartment block.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 3/14/2016 10:30:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMQPRG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
It is number nine in a series of wall murals known as ‘Puerto Street Art’.

This mural shows a large man's head wearing a sailor's hat and a hand holding a decorated origami boat. His neck has a tattoo of a flying bird.

One half of the head and hand is coloured blue whilst the other half is flesh coloured.

There is an information board about the series of murals near to mural number one in the series on Calle Mequinez near to the harbour...
The city as a canvas
Puerto de la Cruz is an Atlantic city open to the sea, so it makes the ideal destination for experiencing the inflow of new and innovative ideas – which is exactly what mural painting is. So it’s no coincidence that it’s the venue for this museum of ephemeral art entitled Puerto Street Art.

One of the most important in the world thanks to the standard of its first rate artists.

In a small space so visitors can take a complete tour in one hour.

Set in the historic heart of the city, so in addition to the plasticity of the works visitors can enjoy the historic urban and cultural value of the area itself.

Murals in a range of different styles created using several techniques and incorporating a whole variety of themes.

A visit to these murals is an impressive visual experience due to their majestic scale and the skill of the artists who have created their works on these huge walls. This is La Ranilla, a historic part of Puerto de la Cruz where - in addition to the art – you can stroll around the streets and enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life and its shops and small restaurants.

Puerto Street Art is a way to rediscover the city as a creative space.
The artist of this piece is a graffiti artist known as Belin and a website about this series of murals has the following information...
“The career of this Andalusian artist began in the world of graffiti, and since then he has perfected a technique that have made him one of the most highly regarded graffiti artists in his field. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions and painted in his hyperrealistic and impressionistic style in numerous countries and cities around the world. Today he is considered one of the best hyperrealists on the current art scene. His work has been exhibited in a wide range of galleries and museums.” link
City: Puerto de la Cruz

Location Name: 17 Calle Puerto Viejo

Artist: Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes (known as Belin)

Date: 2014

Media: Paint on plaster surface

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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