Monday, November 21, 2016

Street Art

Forget canvases, frames and easels: Roadsworth, need a guide, he preferred to paint quickly on the road, using the stencil as a guide and thus creating amazing works of guerrilla art. Feast your eyes on a parade of his works.

Alleys turned into open-air paintings, crosses niceness artfully, road designs that revolutionize the look of a square. Just in the Canadian city of Montreal lives fact Peter Gibson, the magician who made stencil street art his profession. 

The asphalt is its base of favorite job. Every corner of the city is thoroughly studied before being transformed into a work of guerrilla art.

Peter Gibson is just the anagrafe: everyone knows this artist Roadsworth like, a stage name that fits like a glove: it is a tribute to the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. "Wordsworth was a poet of words, Roadsworth is the poet of the streets," the artist says on his blog, where you can admire other of his works.

His stencil using as a starting point elements such as road signs and street furniture, then modified to create the element of surprise.

Roadsworth began his activities as a form of protest against the conditions that cyclists are forced to endure every day: bike paths occupied by parked cars, smog in the lungs.

But as that his works took shape, Gibson has passed from civil protest in search of an art form that leads pedestrians to stop a moment and reflect. Those who continues to use the car has less chance to enjoy this visual feast.

Since 2001 Roadsworth has made between 200 and 300 stencil road works that someone has compared to those of Banksy: the comparison with the British artist flatters Gibson, who has, however, stated that his works are less sarcastic and less political .

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Comics or Reality?

The objects of everyday life come alive on paper, creating ironic and unexpected sketch. The fantastic overlays of a South American artist: Javier Perez.

Seeing the invisible: it is the gift that seems to have Javier Pérez, artist and art director of Ecuador that makes fun collages from everyday objects and quick sketches made by hand.

The reality of everyday takes its own life, with a hint of irony, and the subjects seem to break out of the narrow limits of the paper.
His works are characterized by a certain syncretism, both in the method and materials used.

Sculpture, photography, drawing, video and performance are used independently as well as together to create installations where interaction and exploration are essential.

With his work, Javier Pérez reveals his inquiries and reflections on mankind, using a language full of intense metaphor and imbued with a strong symbolism. 

His works contain an intrinsic dialectic, showing how weak can be the boundary between concepts seemingly opposite such as the natural and the cultural, the inside and the outside or life and death.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Porto Sant'Elpidio

Today I want to talk about my hometown: Porto Sant'Elpidio.

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it is an Italian town of 26,141 inhabitants in central Italy, which is focused on the production of shoes (mostly women's shoes). The territory has a long shape and is bordered from the north to the south by Two Rivers.

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The Porto Sant'Elpidio crest is relatively recent. It is a shield: the upper band presents the sea, with a very simple sailing boat (which is the ancient work of the fisherman) and the sun.

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In the lower band, on a red background it depicts a bee representing the industriousness of the country.

Inferiorly to the shield there is the Latin inscription In litore Fulget that "shines on the beach", indicating the country's coast. Moreover, the city is remembered for being the birthplace of Neri Marcorè, a famous italian actor, comedian, singer nd television presenter. 

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It is a city that lives mainly in the summer, being situated directly on the sea. it is in this season that you can appreciate the typical products such as salami and wine (exported throughout Italy).

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The most important sport is basketball, actually there is a very high livel team that every year holds several competition in order to show the beauty of this sport. That is not a case, that there is a big basketball camp in which ti is possible to play freely all time.

The most important monument is the Old Clock Tower. It is one of the few observable historical buildings. 

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It had a defensive function, in fact, it was to protect the country from enemies and from the pirate raids. Today the Tower and the office adjacent to it are tourist offices.
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Unfortunately the weather is not always as warm and quiet as you can imagine. One of the biggest problems of the city is, in fact, that during the winter there are so strong thunderstorms that the city is flooded because of the sea.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The invasion of Lucas Levitan's cartoons

Lucas Levitan is an illustrator who "steals" the photos to his contacts on Instagram and then complete with humorous drawings. He mostly uses a fictional character named Alencar.

Alencar is catching pokemon.

He has a great creativity as well as a sense of humor. 

"First I look for images that inspire me and then I add my artwork touch," says the Brazilian artist who lives and works in London.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Shavings of crayons become works of art

Meghan Maconochie is a South African teacher who has invented a particular popart : these are images created by recycling the waste material derived from pencil sharpener.

The first step of his technique is to draw the image on a sheet, and then carefully place the pencil "chips" as if they were the microscopic pieces of a mosaic.

Each work requires a very long time, because Megan tempering its hand pencils.

However, the life of each of these works last only to take a picture or so: as the fragments are simply laid on the paper, without securing, there is no hope to keep them long. So after taking a photo, the author takes it and throws it all away .

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Let's talk about Urbino.

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Urbino is a beautiful city in the Marche, region of Italy, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspect. It hosts the University of Urbino and is the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino. 

Its best-known architectural piece is the Palazzo Ducale.

The most famous member of the Montefeltro family is Federico da Montefeltro, enthusiastic patron of art and literature.

At his court there was Piero della Francesca, an italian painter. His famous work painted in Urbino is the Double Portrait of Federico and his wife Battista Sforza.

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The main point, is Federico hooked nose. It was broken during a tournament in which he had also lost his right eye: for this was becoming portray the left profile.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Christoph Niemann ingeniuos drawings

The German artist takes everyday objects and places them in his watercolors, mostrandoceli in new, hilarious, outlook.

Funny, brilliant in their simplicity. The German artist Christoph Niemann took various objects of daily use and has literally incorporated them in his watercolor drawings.

Neimann, an illustrator whose work appears in The New York Times Magazine, played with perspective, creating drawings, photographed, give your images an unusual effect of depth and a surprising sense of movement. 

So, inviting us to observe the everyday things from another point of view, transforms, for example, an avocado in a baseball glove, a sandwich with coriander in a chin unshaven, two bananas in the back legs of a horse or a headphone in the nose of a gorilla.