A 31-meter-long artistic fresco entered UNESCO

A 31-meter-long artistic fresco entered UNESCO

If we risk waiting once again A few years before he saw it heritage listed, it wasH street art enter physically At the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, located on VII. On Wednesday 12 July, the Portuguese artist Flis opened at the foot of the building his new mural entitled SUBSTRATE – Surface Scratch Project | UNESCO, Under the watch of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

On this creation, the length of Victor Wimpanyama’s arms is 31 meters! – We find the portrait of the British feminist Ellen Wilkinson, former Minister of Education, who presided over the inaugural conference of UNESCO in 1945. We discover it etched in the middle of 11 sites protected by UNESCO, between an Aztec temple and an Egyptian pyramid.

Beyond the message of heritage protection, it is the form and process of creation shrub that intrigue. The Portuguese have been working for two months now, cutting the stone directly with chisels and micro holes, giving the impression that the rock has eroded naturally over time.

To admire the work, you’ll need to secure a spot (€15 per adult) to visit the place, whose plans were drawn up by architects Bernard Zervos, Marcel Breuer and Pier Luigi Nervi. Bonus: UNESCO hosts a collection of around 1,000 works with Picasso, Delaunay or Calder. Not bad right?

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