Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (308)

MMM Exclusive: Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid



A few blocks from my temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this brilliantly colored street art piece by Okudart. It was a bit of a challenge to photograph the gorgeous mural, as it was completed on two adjacent walls, and I couldn't quite time the sun correctly to hit both the walls at…

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Added by Eugene on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Colorful Large Scale Mural Tributes Late Brazilian Architect

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this gigantic 170 ft mural on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The colorful piece is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. Kobra and a team of four other artists worked six hours a day to complete the mural, and some of the colorful forms are…

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Added by Eugene on February 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Street Artist Places Local People Next to His Murals



French street artist Seth Globepainter travels around the world, creating large scale murals and placing local city dwellers next to them. Whether in India, China, Mexico, or other countries, this adds a human element to Globepainter's artwork and gives us a peek inside the culture of these places. Especially impressive is how all of his pieces feel distinctly different, further showcasing…

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Added by Eugene on January 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of European Landmarks

Rome, Italy

From San Marco Square in Venice to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the world. Using bright and beautiful pastel watercolors, artist Maja Wrońska recreates a few of these landmarks and their picturesque surroundings.

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Added by Eugene on December 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Curious Life of Light Bulb Head Sculptures



A few months ago we wrote about a couple of Stephen Shaheen's humorous yet strange sculptures that adorn lightbulb heads. We get such a kick out of his work, we've decided to feature a few more of the Brooklyn-based sculptor's collection. The one that stands out the most is aptly titled Let's…

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Added by Eugene on November 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

5000 Bicycle Bells Give the Wind a Voice



Sometimes we can hear the wind through the rustling leaves of trees. Artist Ronald van der Meijs wanted to give it more of a voice and so created this audible sculptural installation consisting of 5,000 bicycle bells, resting side by side, on top of steel pins. As the wind picks up, the bells cling softly to each other, like a wind chime. As this is his fourth version, Ronald calls this installation…

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Added by Eugene on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Meticulous Pencil Drawing of David's Face



Anyone who has visited Florence will tell you that the highlight of the city is Michelangelo's immaculate sculpture David at Galleria dell'Accademia. The amount of detail and dedication Michelangelo put into the sculpture is truly breathtaking.

Amazingly, artist Linda Huber used a pencil to repilcate David's side facial profile. As you can see, David appears to be a bit nervous at…

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Added by Eugene on November 18, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Herakut's New Mural Tells Misfits It's OK to be Different



Brother and sister duo Herakut recently put up this new mural in St. Ottilien, Germany. The piece is the second installment of a special children’s book project that the street artists have been working on, which centers around a young female character named Lily. The piece reads: "I am different, but.... aren't we all different?" The mural send a great message of acceptance to young children and adults that may feel ostracized by society for feeling like a…

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Added by Eugene on October 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Loving Embrace Solidified in Marble Sculpture



Sculptor Pascale Archambault chips away at huge blocks of marble and turns them into amazing works of art. Chipping away at the stone, she uncovers the human form, and although a couple's bodies readily appear from the outline, viewers can also feel a sense of soul and spirit emanating from within.

This piece, titled Simbiosis, was created in 2007 for the first Guatemala…

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Added by Eugene on October 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Invader Makes His Mark in Space and the Ocean



Invader's trademark aliens are arguably the most recognizable street art pieces of the past decade. The Frenchman has already tagged a good size portion of the entire planet with his pixelated works that are inspired from the classic video game Space Invaders. Seemingly bored with land, he recently went on a quest to conquer the ocean and space.

Invader teamed up with world-renowned…

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Added by Eugene on October 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Awesome Life of Light Graffiti Skeletons

We've seen light graffiti before, but none as lively as these skeletons by Los Angeles-based Darius Twin (aka Darren Pearson). Twin began light painting since 2008, after seeing an image from Gjon Mili that captured Pablo Picasso creating a light drawing called Picasso Draws A Centaur.

Often times, people assume that Twin's images are photoshopped, but they are not.…

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Added by Eugene on August 22, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Artist Red Recreates Adele's Song "Set Fire to the Rain"



Shanghai-based artist Red (aka Hong Yi ) is back and this time she's come up with yet another creative way to pay tribute to one of this generation's greatest artists, Adele. By looking at the choices of her previous subjects, including Mark Zuckerberg,…

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Added by Eugene on August 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Skull Formed Using 375 Real Brain Slices

After visiting Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day created this skull using 375 real brain slices encased in acrylic. Over the course of two days, he arranged the slices on two large old library tables and climbed a ladder over and over making sure the image looked right from a single vantage point. He…

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Added by Eugene on August 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Amazing Reinterpretation of Michelangelo's Pietà



Belgium-based artist Jan Fabre created five magnificent white marble sculptures based on variations of Michelangelo’s Pietà, the iconic image of Mary cradling the dead body of her son Jesus in her arms. Adding his own unique twist, Fabre puts himself in the place of the Christ figure and replaces Mary’s face with a skull.

Fabre’s interpretation presents concepts such as grief and acceptance, death…

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Added by Eugene on August 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Phlegm's Latest Mural Works Hand in Hand

Standing four stories high, this new large-scale mural by UK-based street artist Phlegm was recently completed for the Bloop Festival in Ibiza, Spain. Two mechanical arms are seen operating each other, with a little help from the…

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Added by Eugene on August 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

18-Year-Old Creates Surreal Artworks to Express Emotions



Growing up can be a challenge, especially in the teenage years. Some people use writing or art as a creative outlet for all the emotions they keep inside.

Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up-and-coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it's extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life.

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Added by Eugene on July 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

L.A.'s Giant Mount Rushmore Street Mural

In honor of America's Independence day, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra made his way to Los Angeles and painted this beautiful mural of Mount Rushmore on La Brea Avenue. Kobra thrusts four U.S. presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt -…

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Added by Eugene on July 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Juxtaposing Animals in Surreal Scenarios

Through his highly creative artwork, Jacub Gagnon tells us a story that can be seen as both sweet or disturbing - a showcase of how humans manipulate and borrow from nature. A recent graduate from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Gagnon is regarded as one of Toronto's great emerging contemporary artists.

"The only way a kid can survive life in a small rural town is…

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Added by Eugene on July 7, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Mysterious Surreal World of Fulvio di Piazza



Enter, if you dare, the dark and mysterious world of Fulvio di Piazza. The Sicilian artist creates fiery volcanic surreal scenes that look like they belong in a Tim Burton movie. Piazza's work is inspired by the 1980 book Entropy, written by Jeremy Rifkin, in which he associates thermodynamic activity with sociological patterns of economic and environmental…

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Added by Eugene on July 7, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Vintage Illustrations of the the World's Greatest Footballers

Andrea Pirlo

With Euro 2012 just concluding and Spain arguably becoming the best team ever, we thought it was the perfect time to feature these awesome illustrations of the world’s greatest footballers by Stanley Chow. The Manchester-based artist…

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Added by Eugene on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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