In the strength and the glory of power, In the pride and the pleasure of wealth(For who dares dispute me my dower Of talents and youth-time and health?), I can laugh at the world and its sages I am greater than seers who are sad, For he is most wise in all ages Who knows how to be glad.
I lift up my eyes to Apollo, The god of the beautiful days, And my spirit soars off like a swallow, And is lost in the light of its rays. Are tou troubled and sad? I beseech you Come out of the shadows of strife Come out in the sun while I teach you The secret of life.
Come out of the world – come above it Up over its crosses and graves, Though the green earth is fair and I love it, We must love it as masters, not slaves. Come up where the dust never rises But only the perfume of flowers And your life shall be glad with surprises Of beautiful hours. Come up where the rare golden wine is Apollo distills in my sight, And your life shall be happy as mine is, And as full of delight.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Street art has become a popular form of unique self-expression, as well as a means of sharing powerful messages with the public through beauty. Here are some of the most inspiring and magical works of art seen across the globe.
Walking On Water
This incredible 3D mural makes it seem as though this man is actually walking on water! While he obviously isn’t actually walking on water, there is still something so magical here that takes us to another parallel universe.
This colorful Brooklyn mural is one of many that create the magical vibe in the unique New York borough – filled with style, culture, color, love and hipster vibes at every step.
When In Rome
While people may come to Italy for the pizza, pasta, and gelato, they surely stay for the magic in the air, and the incredible sights throughout its unique cities – including one of a kind street art.
Photography In The Philippines
Not only is this mural one to seriously not miss – but this picture has perfectly captured the essence of the mural, appearing as though the woman in the mural is photographer this passerby.
Step By Step
While these steps might not be your typical mural – they are surely a work of art that can make every step a memorable one! Painted in Turkey, this is every Instagram star’s dream come true.
Creative In Columbia
This street art is to be seen on the streets of Colombia and is one seriously creative, colorful, and lively piece that shows no shortage of emotions and expressions.
Somehow, this talented artist managed to create some real wild illusions – and make it seem as though this lady is actually lying on a sofa, while she’s really just lying on the floor of a transit station. Absolutely epic!
Colors Of The Wind
The contrasts here between black and white and colors are absolutely breathtaking – and make for one of the most powerful street art pieces of all time, that simply can’t be missed by any passerby in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.
Don’t Matter If You’re Black Or White
This is one seriously beautiful tribute to the iconic king of pop Michael Jackson, and truly depicts the truth to his legendary song – it doesn’t matter what if you’re black or white through all these magical colors.
All Eyes On Me
While we’re not sure what this Colombian artist really had in mind in his work, perhaps he’s trying to send a message that we’re always being watched from all angles – and in turn should always do good. But it’s up to each viewer to interpret this beauty as they wish.
Well, would we ever love to live in this building, or at least one that was half as beautiful as this one! While most street art is to be seen on flat walls, this building lucked one with some seriously stunning work done to make it stand out and bring beauty to everything surrounding it.
This mural was made as a peace effort in Columbia and perhaps is a chance to look deeper into the lives and eyes of others. We’re all in the same boat, we’re all just innocent souls, and this is beautifully depicted through these colorful eyes.