This International Street Art Depicts a Captivating Realistic Portrait

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Nov 2, 2015
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This international street art was painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten on the side of a high-rise building in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine.

The beautiful mural shows a melancholy young woman in profile. She clutches a piece of traditionally embroidered Ukrainian clothing, but appears to be wearing modern apparel.

Guido van Helten is responsible for a number of other pieces of similar international street art. His works always include realistically drawn portraits, sometimes painted from photographs. His subjects range from celebrities to historical images of children in wartime, but they are always depicted with sensitivity, and always wear unsmiling, contemplative expressions. The majority of van Helten's works are located in Melbourne, but they have been commissioned and painted in locations as far-flung as Denmark, Ireland and Texas.