What Are The Origins of Street Painting?

When searching out how street painting first started I encountered a variety of versions of the story, from a variety of sources. All, however, generally agreed that it was first documented in Italy. While other forms of ephemeral works have been documented in other countries and cultures throughout history, I would like

What Is The Essence of Street Painting?

Street painting can mean many things to many people but there is one concept that I feel captures the essence of this art form. That concept is ‘connective performance’. What I mean by this is simply that street painting is a performance art which allows the artist and the viewer to connect with