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City Hunter: Russian Madonnari in Moscow Retro Park
July 2, 2012 13:57

We continue to observe curious events that are held in Russian cities. Recently, an amazing one-day street festival has taken place in one of Moscow parks. Russian artists, the so-called “madonnari”, decorated the park alleys with beautiful 3D pictures. Read this article to find out more about the festival, the originate of Madonnari art and the history of street painting.

Street painting has been known in Europe for many years. This popular art originated in Italy, when artists started decorating streets with various paintings during carnivals and religious parades. People went from town to town painting Madonna and scenes from the Christian Bible. Thus, the profession of “madonnari” appeared, which in Italian language means “an artist painting Madonna”.
Traditionally, street paintings were usually made with colored sand, twigs and flowers. With time passing by pictures have become more and more difficult. It could sometimes take a few days or even weeks to create a masterpiece. The increasing number of international festivals for “madonnari” attracted thousands of people from different countries.
The most recent kind of "madonnari" art is a 3D painting, an unusual art that causes a feeling of amazement and admiration. It is a difficult technique, but if an artist use necessary proportions and shades, he will be able to create an incredibly volume picture that looks like the real one.
Today, 3D artists are very popular. They are sometimes allowed to paint the whole streets and even the central squares with stable paints instead of washable crayons. People, especially children, adore taking pictures with 3D images becoming a part of the composition. 
Look how Russian madonnari have decorated the Babushkinsky park, a quite cozy place with long green alleys, where one can sit on a nice bench and listen to retro  music.  




Natalia Semicheva.

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Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: City Hunter Moscow Moscow parks Russian culture Russian events 

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