Tonight on a Bristol wall, particularly on a building in the Barton Hill area, a new graffiti by Banksy appeared, immediately claimed by the artist through his Instagram profile.
It is a work apparently inspired and dedicated to Lovers’ Day, the beloved and criticized Valentine’s Day which is being celebrated today.
The mural depicts a little girl hitting with a slingshot what could be Cupid, the god of love according to Greek mythology.
The latter, once hit by the stone thrown by the little protagonist, explodes creating a large red spot made of leaves and red plastic flowers, perhaps the representation of a broken heart.
Certainly not the perfect image for those who today wanted to do nothing but celebrate love without thinking about the other half, the hearts that break and the tears that are shed.