Near the metro station Vila Madalena in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), lies the aloof and beautiful Beco da Batman. I was curious behind its strange name. Beco means narrow road. This is literally a web of small roads, with many twist and turns, where many artists from the country have expressed their thoughts through their imagination and art skills. Walls of compund and homes, gates and windows are their canvas. And yah roads too. It began in 90s and still continues. I appreciate the people around who have been supporting and protecting these arts for so many years. Not only that they support artists in all the way they can.
It becomes difficult to note from where this book of art begins and where it ends. It is surely like a jig saw puzzle. And as it is said art has no boundaries, bold use of strokes, leads many contrast colours in one harmony. When I left the place , sudden thought came to my mind, what keeps this place lesser known to the visitors or tourists. People visit art museums made in a air conditioned building, stuffed with same type of portraits or contemporary arts bounded by the boundaries of a frame, ticketed entries, all the silence, special surcharges for photo and video graphs. Restrictions and rustic tons. And here, it's you and these paintings.......both free, limitless. I am sure you would love this place and leave overwhelmed.