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In Photos: Combating The Virus With Graffiti

Daraj
May 19, 2020
It seems that Coronavirus has become a part of peoples’ lives, and the art of Graffiti will be documenting this ...

“Graffiti”, or graffiti, has long been known as folk art that depicts societal and political issues. This form of art is known to be accompanied by historical revolutions and prominent international political events, as well as dealing with many human rights issues …

In the Arab world, “graffiti” has nailed a wider reputation with the events of the Arab revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, etc. … Its colors dominated cities, sometimes with melancholy, through drawing pictures of fighters who left on the walls, to remind the people of the bloody crimes committed by regimes, as well as developing joy, such as writing slogans the revolutionaries echo, so that the people would not forget their demands for justice.

Today, the Coronavirus has become a part of peoples’ lives, and it does not seem like they will be able to get rid of it soon. There were pictures of wall paintings from around the world, young people chose to draw them to spread awareness about the virus, or to salute the front-line workers, and to inspire optimism … here are the most prominent.

Pictured is a drawing of the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. And the artist Salvador Pintende painted an updated version of it on a street in Italy, wearing a face mask and carrying a smart phone!

The graffiti drawings around the world at the moment are often produced to extend gratitude to health sector workers, specifically to doctors and nurses, in appreciation of their efforts to combat the epidemic. In this photo, a nurse is drawn to appear like superwoman on a Berlin street.

In this photo, too, a salute to the doctors. The artist embodied the doctor as an angel protecting the world and placing distance from it and the coronavirus.

“We are tired,” this drawing is on one of the walls of the city of Tripoli in Lebanon. This city is one of the poorest Lebanese cities, especially in light of the current economic crisis, with the collapse of the exchange rate of the lira and the increase in the high cost of living, in conjunction with the loss of most citizens’ jobs or the deduction of their wages.

Expression through artistic drawing is highly effective in people’s lives during this next stage, people will continue their lives, but they will not be normal, as the obsession with the virus will keep people on lookout for it in the future.

Two Iranian women walk close to a mural and take the necessary precautions … Iran is one of the countries most affected by the virus, as deaths exceeded 7,000 cases, according to the figures announced.

In the photo, a Kenyan woman walks near a mural in the capital … Kenya was not among the highest recorded countries with infections, as the number of infected reached only 313 during the past months only, but the death rate in relation to the number of injuries was high (50 deaths), and this is due to a weakness in the medical sector there.

“Stay Aware.” This drawing in Sudan seems frightening! Featuring the head of a man, the first half of which is committed to health protection, and the second is dead!

A heavenly message … keep a safe distance.

This image is from Italy, where cities began to recover aspects of life with strict precautions, such as wearing masks and maintaining safe distances between individuals.

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