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Daily Helping for August 30th, 2021 – Vera Bugatti

A photo of artist Vera Bugatti sitting on the ground next to an image she painted onto the pavement. The image is of a young girl feeding a baby goat with a bottle.

If I’m being honest, I never really paid much attention to street art until I moved to Paris. I was aware of it, of course, but it wasn’t something that I ever really sought out. However, since moving to Paris, I’ve discovered a thriving art scene that uses the city as its canvas, and more importantly, a culture that respects this medium and actively encourages it. Now, I love discovering new works as they appear, and I’m familiar with Invader, Kraken, Miss.Tic, A2, C215, and the many others who work in and around Paris. Which means I can’t feature them as a Daily Hart, as much as I may love their work. So for today’s helping, I turned to Google, and a couple of rabbit holes later, I landed on Italian artist Vera Bugatti.

Personally, I think her work is extraordinary. But what really caught my eye was her 3D and anamorphoses work. The photo above is just one example from her portfolio, and I encourage you to discover more on her website. Every image is incredible, and yet I have no idea how these images are even possible. Even after staring at them intently for several minutes, my brain still thinks it’s being tricked. And maybe it is, to a certain extent. And I love it.

According to her website, Vera Bugatti has worked in France in the past, so I hope she will come to Paris sooner rather than later. I would love to see her work in person instead of through my computer screen. Until then, I’ll keep looking through her portfolio in amazement. Seriously, how does she do this?

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!