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During summer 2013 Opiemme started “A journey through painting and poetry“. A project inspired by the first steps in his artistic quest: bringing poetry closer to people.

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With a series of public poetic paintings, concieved in a site specific way, with attention to local poets, Opiemme created a poetic route (of street poetry) that simbolically crosses Italy from North to South.

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“Even as tags turned to large complex pieces, evermore stylized through means of exaggeration or obfuscation, text has always stayed as a fundamental building block for graffiti writers. Italian fine artist and street artist Opiemme took a variety of routes to employ the text-based art on the street…” more on Brooklyn Street Art

10 stages: Torino, Bologna, Rieti, Pizzo Calabro, Faggiano (Taranto), Ariano Irpino, Menfi, Genova, Tirano (Sondrio), Roma.



15 murals: from 30 to 180 square meters, and a 7 km “River of words” painted on the pavements of Turin.

Poems and texts by: E. A Poe, Giovanni Pascoli, S. Francesco D’Assisi, Louise Armstrong, Franco Arminio, Giacomo Leopardi, System of a Down,
poets from Menfi (Sicily), Riccardo Bacchelli, and others.

More than 5000 Km by train and bus.

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