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Street Art and Graffiti in Los Angeles

Technically, graffiti is considered to be drawings, paintings, or other markings on surfaces in public places. The Writing on the Wall gangs use as their street “telegraph,” sending messages about turf and advertising their exploits. Graffiti identifies territorial boundaries, lists members, and communicates threats to rival gangs. Each year millions of dollars are spent to clean up graffiti. credit:...

Abode of Chaos Opus IX (1999-2014)

Thierry Ehrmann is the 1987 founder and current chairman of the Serveur Group, which is a company that manages databases of art auction quotations. He works from his house which has been transformed into the artwork Abode of Chaos. credit: thierry ehrmann

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Artwork

Renoir is an artist best known for his depictions of pretty children, flowers, pleasant scenes, and curvy women. His early works were typically Impressionist snapshots of real life. Renoir was the first Impressionist to detach from the movement\’s ultramodern direction and his enthusiasm for painting was obvious to all who met him and observed his work. Biography: Name: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Short...

Artwork by Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Frederick Arthur Bridgman is best known for his painted visions of exoticized North African scenes and people. He was considered among the leading Orientalist artists of his time. During his long and prolific career, Bridgman traveled to Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey and Syria to paint and document local customs. In 1881, at the peak of his popularity, Bridgman exhibited over three hundred works...

Plant Sculptures in Botanical Gardens, Montreal 2013

The annual garden spectacular will feature around 40 meticulously-created sculptures from over 200 horticultural artists from Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. They form an awe-inspiring 2km circuit through the Botanical Gardens in Montreal which will feature over three million plants. The sculptures will be showcased in 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens at the Montréal...

Living Statues in Sydney, Australia

Human Statue Bodyart is Australia’s leading bodyart, human statue and creative services company. The company was established in 1997 and has worked on many of Australia’s most dynamic and creative media and marketing campaigns. The term living statue refers to a street artist who poses like a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time....

Sydney Steel Road Graffiti

Graffiti artists are faceless and anonymous by necessity. They hide behind a tag. The Sydney Graffiti art in the Newtown area consists of a variety of styles and methods of execution, including large-scale murals, hand-painted political slogans, hand-painted figurative designs, spray painted semi-abstract designs and stencil art. Newtown is the best place to check out impressive mural work by local...

Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors

The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Chinese workers digging a well in 1974 made a startling discovery – thousands of life-size terracotta figures of an army prepared for battle. The soldiers are part of Shihuangdi’s tomb, located near the modern town of Xi’an, Shaanxi province in China. The excavation site is...

Carnival Costumes at Santa Maria della Salute

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is one of the most photographed structures in Venice. The church was built in the 17th century after a deadly wave of the plague had passed. The most important event for which Venice is famous for in the world is definitely the Carnival. Venice Carnival is steeped in history, charm and tradition. Masks have always been a main feature of the Venetian carnival. The...

Runway Makeup Tips and Trends

Models on the runway always look amazing. Runway makeup pictures illustrate an incredible art form that can be inspiring for special makeup looks. Makeup can be applied with sponges, brushes, fingers or other methods like airbrushing sprayed onto the face. Create the look that fits your mood. credit: TheZoneSC

Musee d Orsay in Paris

In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. The museum boasts the best collection of Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in...

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam Reopens after Renovation

The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. After seven months and a 20-million-euro renovation, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has reopened to visitors. It is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. Amsterdam’s...

Optical Illusions in Trick Eye Museum, Seoul

The Trickeye Museum is an art gallery with paintings that give each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D. The Trick Eye Museum is located in the Santorini Seoul multicultural complex. It offers opportunity to become a part of the art on display. It is definitely different. Do not go alone. You need any friend that at least would bring sunshine to your face plus do not forget to snap pictures. Opening...

Handmade Lampwork Hearts by Stephanie

Stephanie loves colors and making necklaces. Stephanie is a 21 year young lady with autism. There is nothing she would rather be doing than melting glass and creating beads. All of the lampwork beads are created in little studio in Adelaide credit: Beads by Stephanie

Red telephone Boxes aka Street Art

Artists and designers have re-designed the iconic red telephone box as part of BT Artbox. The open-air art exhibition involved 80 more telephone boxes exhibited all around London, from Heathrow to Stratford. Artists has used a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the original telephone kiosk, introduced in 1936. credit: Dave Catchpole