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5 controversial public art pieces

“Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all.” says Wikipedia. And this makes public art more likely to be criticized, because the potential number of passers-by can be substantial.  This is especially true in high-pedestrian cities such as  Chicago, which is well-known as an excellent place to encounter public art. “Public art may... Read More

Simon Stalenhgas’s sci-fi digital paintings

Simon Stalenhgas | Art-Pie

I always wondered if I could appreciate ‘digital painting’ as much as more traditional painting, what I mean by that is art which is made with brushes or pencils on some panels or canvases as opposed to via a computer. Call me old fashion but I like thinking about artists spending hours in their studio, stroking or splashing paint on canvases but I must admit, I now also get exciting with this computer assisted method of painting that we call ‘Digital painting’ And... Read More

AK47 “Bullets Straight from the Heart” at MEN gallery

AK47 | Art-Pie

WIN a pink or a blue AK47 bullet. You just need to like us on Facebook or share this Facebook status, the competition closes on Friday 08/11 midnight AK47, an active artist involved in underground and alternative sub-culture circuits since the 1980s, is back in London for a solo show of commercial works at the Maurice Einhardt Neu gallery. You may have come across AK47 bullets around the street of East London. If you have not, take a look at the video we have included below. AK47... Read More

Keith Harring would have been 54 today

Keith haring

Keith Harring On February 16, 1990, at age 31, Keith Haring’s life was cut short due to an AIDS-related illness. He would have been 54 today and as a homage, here are a few words and a tribute to his most iconic pieces of art. I wonder what Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) would make of the global phenomenon that street art is now, art form very much confined to the street of New York City at the time when he decided to move there in 1978, aged 19. Having... Read More

Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (Lady with the Ermine) © Princes Czartoryski Foundation

The much hyped Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition opens at the National Gallery from today with a seven room exhibition. The display is ideal for those who adore the technicality of the line and the workings of an artist , with many drawings and paintings by Leonardo and his pupils on display. Its build up has been felt for many months, ever since its advance booking opened in May 2011 – a long seven months before its actual opening day. With its future opening date released... Read More