The Blu Mural in Italy Displays Provocative Imagery

 - Oct 4, 2012
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The Blu Mural in Italy looks like a regular mural from a distance, but up close it features shocking scenes. Painted on the 'Corse di Levrieri,' an abandoned building in Roma, Italy, the mural explores controversial topics regarding history, religion and politics.

Some of the shocking imagery include scenes involving members of the Klu Klux Klan, bestiality involving dogs, the pope with monstrous tentacles peeking out from under his robes and other thought-provoking pictures. While not very subtle, Blu is clearly trying to get people's attention and spark some conversation about controversial issues that people tend to ignore.

The surrounding fence covered in more traditional street art graffiti makes a striking contrast to the Blu Mural in Italy with its Romanesque style columns separating each scene.