Artists Transformed Stunning Staircases Around The World


Staircases are normally considered simple, at times inconvenient, pathways. A handful of artists, though, have experimented with transforming them into alluring art installations. When painted, public stair art is a stunning and unexpected canvas for portraits, geometric patterns, and intricate mosaics. Each rise of a step is one fraction of a larger image. When viewed at the base of the staircase, the individual elements come together for an awe-inspiring effect.

These types of stair projects are often completed through with the help of many people. The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps in San Francisco, for instance, was a community effort. Ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher worked with about 300 volunteers. Likewise, a group of artists called Dihzahyners formed a project called Paint Up. They used their creative abilities to beautify staircases in Beirut, Lebanon, one step at a time. Here are 18 most stunning steps from around the world.

Via [MyModernMet]

Staircase in Seoul, South Korea Photo credit: Kevin Lowry

The 16th Avenue Steps by Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher
San Francisco, California
Photo source: Yellofish

Musical theater staircase
Seoul, South Korea
Photo credit: Kimhwan SEOULIST

Origami steps by Mademoiselle Maurice
Angers, France

Patterned stairs by Dihzahyners
Beirut, Lebanon

Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte
Caltagirone, Sicily
Photo credit: Andrea Annaloro

Patterned stairs by Dihzahyners
Beirut, Lebanon

Scala by Horst Glasker
Wuppertal, Germany

Paint-splattered steps at Zacheta Gallery by Leon Tarasewicz
Warszawa, Poland

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo credit: rleigh

 

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