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These Murals in Tehran Merge with the Sky

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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The architecture in the city of Tehran is a mixed bag. One building can have a nice modern facade, while the surrounding buildings are just simple and gray. This discrepancy in building practices led to the government allotting a budget committed to making public art a greater priority. For the past eight years, local Iranian artists have been commissioned to do large murals on the blank buildings to “color” up the city they all love.

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One such artist is Mehdi Ghadyanloo, a 33 year old living in Tehran. Being one of the primary artists granted to do the murals, he has painted over 100 walls in the city. His creativity beams as walls are converted to large aquariums, futuristic scenes and dreamy illusions – often merging with the blue sky they inhabit. Check out more work on Behance or visit Tehran to see the wonderful murals across the city.

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via amusing planet

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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