May 7th, 2011
From Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York in the U.S.A. and from London, Great Britain to Paris, France to Melbourne, Australia, you can find one thing in common in all these cities. Street art is alive and well in these cities. Artists around the world ply their trade on the streets and sidewalks for passersby to be amazed. Whether it is a larger than life size bottle of soda or a waterfall down the middle of the street, or maybe a canyon that looks so real you might be afraid to get too close to it in case you fall in it; it all highlights the talent artists need to construct it.
In order to view these fine works of art, you will need to go to the city where it has been created or you can look at it online using a wireless internet connection (wirelessinternet.net‘ >wirelessinternet.net), DSL or any other way to get online. You can do a search for captivating and beautiful street art by typing in any search engine the words – street art. The photos of these pieces of art are stunning to say the least. You won’t be sorry you looked at these art works.
May 4th, 2011
Kurt Wenner is the most well known creator of street art and chalk murals in the world. He uses a method known as anamorphosis to make 3D chalk drawings on pavement. Using this technique his drawings seem to come to life. In fact, to create the proper perspective he first looks through the lens of a wide angle camera to get the same effect produced by his work.His work has been featured in several newspapers and on several television shows. He attended art Read the rest of this entry »
November 11th, 2010
While street art can theoretically be made anywhere there’s room, there are certain cities around the world that are more amenable to the practice than others. In general, these are larger cities with a reputation for diversity and tolerance. Put these locations on your travel itinerary for an arts experience like no other.
- Berlin: Berlin became recognized for its nightlife scene in Europe, which incubated a thriving punk and underground culture scene. This environment is the perfect backdrop to the city’s street arts scene, which also exists side-by-side with 153 more formal museums. The districts of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain are especially famous for the practice. Read the rest of this entry »
November 8th, 2010
Several filmmakers have found compelling material in the works of public artists, especially in their sometimes controversial relationships and public image. We do not condone any illegal actsinstead, we recommend these films as illustrations of the challenges modern street artists face in creating their works. These films may focus on a particular scene, or on an individual artist. For anyone interested in learning more about public art, especially its more rebellious forms, they are required viewing.Beautiful Losers (2008): This film documents the interconnectivity of the 1990s DIY movement, which ties into skateboarding, street art, and alternative music. Directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard, the film shows the mindset of the artists through extensive interviews, revealing that widespread acclaim and fame in the art world is one of the farthest things from their mind. Read the rest of this entry »