European museums are fabulous, but also fabulously expensive. Luckily, there is also a wealth of free art in the form of graffiti.
Don’t underestimate its value. Not only is street art full of variety and verve, but in some countries it was the only modern art I could find. It was particularly refreshing to discover, on my last day in Italy, that people there may be just as sick of seeing Mary and Jesus paintings as I am.
*Note, graffiti is not a strong suit of every city. I had a hard time finding any in pristine Vienna, other than some signatures and a giant “PENIS” sign near the troubled youth center. If reputation holds true, Singapore will also prove to be too clean. The search is on.