New street art by Blu in Rome

Nov 15, 2015 601

The latest Rome mural by Italian street artist Blu, who keeps his real identity under wraps, has appeared in the Casal dè Pazzi district in the north-east Rome suburb of Rebbibia. The Bologna-based artist, who gained international recognition for his murals on Via del Porto Fluviale in the capital's Ostiense district, has decorated the windowless gable of a seven-storey social housing building with an apocalyptic vision.

Blu's colourful spiral image depicts evolution, beginning at the base with amoebas, continuing upwards through pre-historic fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, elephants, apes and finally Homo Sapiens, tracing mankind's journey from agriculture to heavy industry, war and overdevelopment. It is at this point that the mural reaches a shuddering end, when the modern world breaks into pieces and comes tumbling down.

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