When I was in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark in February this year, I came across many great murals. You may have read my previous post that exploring street art at Freetown Christiania is definitely an adventure not to miss when you are visiting Copenhagen. It is literally a trip to another world where norms and laws of a regular society do not apply. People engaged in street art always want to express themselves even though they use a different medium such as plain walls and walls of buildings. A major difference of street art from the traditional art is its goal of communicating a socially relevant message to everyday people.
After exploring Christiania, I continued to embark on a street art discovery journey in Copenhagen. In the district of Nørrebro, there is also quite a large amount of street art. Most of the murals I found are large and covers the entire wall of a building. In recent years, Nørrebro has changed from a traditional working class district to gradually becoming a hip area with gourmet restaurants, innovative craft beer and local design. Many students and artists now live in Nørrebro. The street art in Nørrebro reflects the diverse community which brings a warm and welcoming vibe to the cosmopolitan area.
Street art can be found all over Copenhagen and adds significant value to the different districts in Copenhagen, although a higher concentration can be found in Christiania and Nørrebro. Today, visitors to Copenhagen are greeted by colorful murals spread all over town.
Danish art has evolved through the years. Although inspired by international movements, art in this Scandinavian country has its own unique style whether it’s the traditional or contemporary form of art. Denmark itself is rich in history, culture and the arts. The numerous art museums in place are a big proof of this. But again, Danish fine art is not confined only within a building because it is also out in the open air. You will find sculptures and even paintings around cities and towns serving as popular tourist attractions. If you have a chance, I highly recommend that you travel to Denmark to see for yourself.
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