Any street can be transformed by a skillful artist. People rarely appreciate this and they often fail to recognize the need for a transformation of their block or street. A mural is often the thing they need to be happier, as they would see something beautiful every day instead of dirty or blank walls. The list below is filled with fascinating examples of how a mural can transform a street.
1. The realistic mural in Montpelier, France
This may look like a façade full of terraces and windows but it started as a blank wall. One talented French artist was able to transform the boring space into something special.
2. Another one in Le Puy en Velay, France
Here is another piece of art created by the same talented Frenchman. It looks incredible and it really transforms the whole district with its fresh look and colors.
3. Glasgow, Scotland
This is another approach to turning a blank wall into something breathtaking. The people behind these realistic masterpieces are worthy of respect.
4. Patrick Commercy’s work again
Here is a gorgeous piece of work that you can never get enough of. It is stunning! Patrick Commercy, the artist who also made the first two murals on this list, is the creator who did this magic.
5. The bird mural
This is by far one of the most beautiful pieces of art we have seen. It is so impressive that it is probably local sight tourists like to see. The residential building in Berlin looks incredible now.
6. Palmira, Mexico
Here is an example of how the whole community can be transformed instead of just one wall. This town was painted in vibrant colors that we absolutely love. Living there would be fun!
7. Budapest, Hungary
Small changes can make a big difference and this is the perfect proof of that! As you can see, this amazing piece of work created a different feel to this corner.
8. Bristol’s Full Moon Hostel
Business owners everywhere need to realize that every little detail counts, not to mention their business headquarters’ façade. This hotel manager knew what they had to do and the result is awesome.
9. Mechelen, Belgium
This is one truly exceptional piece of art! Someone decided to turn a boring street into a fun place by adding a mural on one of the walls. The diving dog was obviously the perfect choice.
10. The stairs
This stairway in San Francisco, California is among the most fascinating we have ever seen. They might be kind of hard to walk down on but we guess it is worth it.
11. The 3D mural
The French artist whose work is on top of this list has done it again here. You can see that his work is almost life-like and we admire such skills every time we see them.
12. The raccoon
Sometimes, the most unusual ideas seem to work best, and this is proof of that! As you can see, this raccoon seems to be the perfect blend in the cityscape but it stands out just enough.
13. The girl
This amazing mural in Bialystok, Poland is extremely cute! Tourists probably love taking selfies in front of it, and for good reason. It really transformed this part of the city.
14. The brick kids
Here is something rather unusual even when it comes to wall murals. This one is located in Montreal and we love the idea behind it. Being different is all that matters in art.
15. Budapest, Hungary
The variety of street art is endless and that is a good thing. It means that we all get to see different things every day! This particular one is worth sharing because of its amazing details.
16. The kiss
This creative piece of art can be seen in New York, USA. The incredible piece of art combines a great idea with amazing colors and we love it. This is our kind of art, no doubt about it.
17. Kaunas, Lithuania
There are funny things to see here and there but nobody could expect to see such a giant and funny mural on the street. This grandpa probably makes every passerby smile.
18. The honeycomb
This is one of the most curious entries on our list. As you can see, someone clearly wanted this façade to be extraordinary and they got what they wanted.
District 7 is a place you must visit but this is one of the most interesting things to see. The middle section of this building is actually a painted flat wall. That shop on the ground level is not real either.
20. Patrick Commercy’s work is amazing
We continue adding work done by this incredible French artist. You can tell that some people are born to do what they do simply by taking a look at their work.
21. The dreamy mural
Here is a simple idea created in a beautiful way! The girl, the umbrella, and the colors align perfectly, and love how the whole composition stands out.
22. The owl
Now, this is something different. Most people expect street wall murals to be fun and colorful but this one proves that an entirely different style works, too.
23. Beirut, Lebanon
This image shows that it does not take much to perform street art. All you need is an idea and some paint. Skills are not needed, as the inspiration will guide you.
24. The magic book
Here is another beautiful piece of art with incredible details located in Malmo, Sweden. Swedes have always been fond of making sure the smallest details are done right.
25. Vilnius, Lithuania
One abandoned theater received a complete makeover thanks to some talented artists. The end result is beyond amazing and it brought the old building to life.
26. Covilha, Portugal
This is not another bird mural, as you can see it is really different from everything we listed so far. The style of the artists is unique and we love how different this is.
27. The Montreal mural
Here is a sweet granny shining from a huge brick wall in Montreal! This is one of the coolest entries on the list because of the mood it brings. You can almost feel as if you are in front of it.
28. The signal box
We often see unbelievable things and this is one of them! someone was able to make this Toronto signal box disappear! The optical illusion here is awesome.
29. Arthur Rubinstein’s portrait in Lotz, Poland
Here is yet another brilliant piece of art located in Poland. Portraits on street walls are hard to create but this person did a great job at it!
30. The Rio Olympics mural
This image shows a part of an incredibly huge and realistic mural created in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio Olympics. It is a remarkable piece of work that everyone should see if they have the chance to.
31. The Masonic
This Bristol structure was completely transformed thanks to this colorful mural with the coolest pattern imaginable. This is the kind of thing we would love to see more on city streets.
32. Budapest, Hungary
This amazing tree has a distinctive look that we like very much. What used to be a chipped brick wall is not a work of art that makes the whole street brighter.
33. The Athens Owl
We saved the best for last: this utterly amazing owl is definitely a brilliant work of art filled with details and character. You can’t help but stare at this piece for some time. You can see how different this corner looked before.