March 30, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in front of Rembrandt’s famous Nightwatch painting during a visit to the Rijksmuseum (via Telegraph)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in front of Rembrandt’s famous Nightwatch painting during a visit to the Rijksmuseum (via Telegraph)

March 29, 2014
Barcelona, Spain
The winter’s last full moon shines over a sculpture (Woman and Bird) by Joan Miro (via Guardian)

Barcelona, Spain

The winter’s last full moon shines over a sculpture (Woman and Bird) by Joan Miro (via Guardian)

March 15, 2014

France: Paris Street Artist Replaces Advertisements with Classical Works of Art

If you live in an urban area and rely on public transportation and your own feet to get around your city, you’re pretty much pummelled by advertisements. Wouldn’t life be a little bit lovelier if those ads were replaced with classic works of art? Paris-based street artist Etienne Lavie did just that, covering up public advertisements with more aesthetically pleasing pieces of art all over his city. (via Flavorwire)

March 15, 2014
Moscow, Russia
A woman walks amidst chains as she views an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure (via Reuters)

Moscow, Russia

A woman walks amidst chains as she views an art installation near the Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure (via Reuters)

March 12, 2014

Cheery Floral Folk Art Cover the Houses of Zalipie, Poland

In the 19th century, the women of the small village of Zalipie in Poland decided to bring their regular paint jobs to a new level. Because the soot blowing from their fireplaces constantly darkened their walls, they had to repaint their interiors every so often. Whitewashing probably became boring that they thought drawing flowers on the walls seemed fun. And so the custom grew,  and the floral patterns spread onto their outer walls, onto pots, fences, wells, outhouses, doghouses, and even the village church. The village then became renown as the “Painted Village,” as charming and photogenic as any provincial town could be, and the center of Polish decorative folk art. (via When On Earth)

March 12, 2014
Vladdy Pushin’
Inspired after attending a drag show for the first time, Saint Hoax decided to deconstruct the “recipe” of making an iconic queen and came up with the following:
Flamboyant name
Fierce persona
Defining outfits
Personalized hairdo 
A trademark feature
One hell of a PR team

Noting the similarity between that and what it takes to craft a political image, Saint Hoax decided to apply the techniques to do make-overs of some of the world’s most famous (and infamous) political figures in the art series War Drags You Out (via Neatorama)

Vladdy Pushin’

Inspired after attending a drag show for the first time, Saint Hoax decided to deconstruct the “recipe” of making an iconic queen and came up with the following:

  1. Flamboyant name
  2. Fierce persona
  3. Defining outfits
  4. Personalized hairdo 
  5. A trademark feature
  6. One hell of a PR team

Noting the similarity between that and what it takes to craft a political image, Saint Hoax decided to apply the techniques to do make-overs of some of the world’s most famous (and infamous) political figures in the art series War Drags You Out (via Neatorama)

March 10, 2014
Baden-Baden, Germany
An artwork by French artist JR displayed on the facade of a building. The work is one of many being displayed in the public space project ‘Unframed’ by erecting posters which feature historical photographs from people’s private photo albums in Baden-Baden’s historic city centre (via Telegraph)

Baden-Baden, Germany

An artwork by French artist JR displayed on the facade of a building. The work is one of many being displayed in the public space project ‘Unframed’ by erecting posters which feature historical photographs from people’s private photo albums in Baden-Baden’s historic city centre (via Telegraph)

February 16, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine
An opposition protester holds a shield depicting, what he said, is a self-portrait with his girlfriend in a sign of love on Valentine’s Day while protesters prepare for a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square (via Yahoo)

Kiev, Ukraine

An opposition protester holds a shield depicting, what he said, is a self-portrait with his girlfriend in a sign of love on Valentine’s Day while protesters prepare for a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square (via Yahoo)

February 12, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine
An artist decorates the shield of an anti-government protester during an art performance. Ukrainian protesters, now in their third month of action, kept up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich with a mass rally where opposition leaders called for an end to his “dictatorial” powers (via Reuters)

Kiev, Ukraine

An artist decorates the shield of an anti-government protester during an art performance. Ukrainian protesters, now in their third month of action, kept up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich with a mass rally where opposition leaders called for an end to his “dictatorial” powers (via Reuters)

February 5, 2014
Sehnde-Müllingen, Germany
 A long exposure image showing ‘Smarties Mill’ turning in the starlit sky. The installation is French artist Patrick Raynaud’s work and consists of 30 coloured luminous fields in a wind turbine. The stronger the wind blows, the brighter the lights shine. (via Telegraph)

Sehnde-Müllingen, Germany

 A long exposure image showing ‘Smarties Mill’ turning in the starlit sky. The installation is French artist Patrick Raynaud’s work and consists of 30 coloured luminous fields in a wind turbine. The stronger the wind blows, the brighter the lights shine. (via Telegraph)

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