Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sculptures of abstraction


Canto-Aperto by francesco somaini

‘Canto Aperto’ –  Francesco Somaini

Italy, 1955


Helene-Fielder--sculptural bust

Helene Fielder




_Sorel_Etrog-Double_Key_Head__RUMI-GALLERIES abstract sculpture head in green

‘Double Key Head’  — Sorel Etrog

Rumi Galleries – 1stDibs


Abstraction Creation


For our ancient primitives, it was possibly through the absence of any formal education and intellectual training, that when they attempted to create artistic depictions of their idols of worship, they tended to be pure abstract interpretations with only a simplistic resemblance to reality. The Neolithic and Bronze Age Cycladic figures expressed a combination of omissions, distortions and exaggerations that created a tension between the abstract and the real, that resulted in impressionistic, unique sculptures. The Africans merged many perspectives into a single viewpoint, with abstract intersection of the planes that had similarities to the creations of the cubist artists. Carl Einstein, after studying African sculpture, concluded that rather then just being a construction of objects, it was also an attempt to create both the object and consciousness, to determine a way in which an individual could combine different perspectives of the object into one unified impression. Exacting visions of reality were ignored in favour of a more biomorphic grasp of details infused with a rhythmic interplay of solid and related void. Maybe our subconscious intuitive perception of reality perceives the world this way all the time. It was only after education became more established for the elite classes that more realistic imagery began to emerge in the arts.

Picasso claimed that the “primitive sculpture has never been surpassed” It was ironical that at a time when technology was becoming more sophisticated, there was an evocation of the primitive in the arts with a homage being extended to their subtle approach to creativity. Henri Matisse stated “just like the primitivists and the painters of the East, I consider that the most valuable and productive work is that which is guided by direct perception. This opens up greater possibilities to the artist to reveal his own conception of the world, and does not distract attention with unnecessary details, which too often happens when one works from nature”. Henry Moore said that his visits to the ethnographic collections of the British Museum were more important than his academic study. The influence of primitive arts on the early contemporary sculpture is undeniable.


Alexander-Calder abstract mobile

“Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic,’’ at LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion



Amedeo Modigliani, Constantin Brâncuși, Jean Arp, Ossip Zadkine and Alexander Archipenko were all notable sculptors who converged on Paris at the beginning of the 20th century and along with Rodin, Picasso and other artists shaped European modernism. They interacted with existing art movements of Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Les Nabis and other emerging trends like Cubism, Dadaism, Futurist, Constructivist and Surrealism to create striking evocative works and develop independence from the traditional classical constraints of depiction. The classical sculptures that preceded this were quite often connected to historical events and had the constraints of a time frame whereas the emerging abstract sculptures transcended time in comparison. Albert Einstein claimed ‭”‬Men invented time to feel comfortable in space.‭ ‬But it doesn’t actually exist.‭ ‬All experience is happening at once.‭” Eastern mystics also mentioned this concept. Modernist forms alluded to this with their liberated fluidity that moved between the physical, quantum and metaphorical realms. Continuities between the mass of an object and the space around and object were explored in innovative ways. The distillation of form and space with reduction and abstraction, as pioneered by Brancusi at the turn of the 20th century, was widely embraced. These sculptures, having no historical reference or precedence of definition, unleashed a dynamic that became timeless.


Henry-Moore- 'Mother and Child: Egg Form' 1977

‘Mother and Child: Egg Form’  – Henry Moore



‭Another pioneer of abstract forms, Henry Moore, believed the sculpture mediums had a “vitality of their own” and it was his job to reveal the “truth of the materials” The intense involvement that direct carving in stone and wood demanded required a supreme dedication and understanding of the medium. Franco Russoli noted that the duality of realistic representation and abstraction of form in Moore’s work reflected his drive to express the vitality of the universe: the harmony between the mysterious existence of nature and the secret current of man’s primary feeling–tenderness, passion, energy–in simple powerful forms. He successfully combined the intrinsic forms of nature with humanistic motifs in his abstract sculptures. ‬By the late 1950s and the 1960s, modern sculptors had begun experimenting with a wide array of new materials and sculptors such as Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguely, Peter Voulkos, Richard Lippold, Louise Bourgeois, and Louise Nevelson reinforced the emerging styles of Abstract Expressionism, Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism, which saw sculpture reduced to its most essential and fundamental features. Other interpretations of modern sculpture such as environmental, kinetic, sound and light also entered the contemporary arts.

The modern abstract sculptures that are revered today are the result of bold, visionary artists that in some instances had to endure ridicule and political interference in pursuit of their artistic ideals. Artists are distinguished as such by the relative vividness of their inner life, strength of their intuitions and their ability to express it. The ‘abstractions’ of the artist exist to be advanced as the significant forms of an underlying and enduring reality, their critical potential all the greater for their emancipation from the merely apparent.



Alberto-Giacometti - Head 1934 abstract sculpture

‘Head’ – Alberto Giacometti






Ballerine’ Bronze — André  Eijberg






‘The Ball’  – Roger Capron




Constantin Brancusi, Cock, 1935, Bronze, National Museum of Modern Art -Georges Pompidou Center, Paris-constantin-brancusi-theredlist

Constantin Brancusi, Cock, 1935, Bronze

National Museum of Modern Art – Georges Pompidou Center, Paris



Paris-jacques-lipchitz-sculpture Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art

Jacques Lipchitz

Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne – Paris





Curved-crease-sculpture---Erik-Demaine - abstract contemporary sculpture

Curved crease sculpture  — Erik Demaine





‘Queen Of Sheba’  – Alexander Archipenko – 1961

Frances Archipenko Gray Collection

Photo: Petro Hrycyk – The Ukrainian Museum, New York




‘Architectural Figure’  – Alexander Archipenko

painted terra cotta – 1950

Photo: Petro Hrycyk – The Ukrainian Museum, New York





Alied-Nijp-Holman-Netherlands modernist sculpture figure

Alied Nijp Holman, Netherlands




Antigraceful--Umberto-Boccioni--1913, futurist sculpture

‘Antigraceful’ —  Umberto Boccioni






‘Ochicagogo’ –  Bronze sculpture by Antoine Poncet, 1979

Museum outdoor sculpture garden Tino Rossi,St. Bernard Port, Paris V





Spatial construction in the 3rd and 4th dimensions –  Antoine Pevsner

1961, Bronze

National Museum of Modern Art– Georges Pompidou Center, Paris






‘Two Forms’ –  Barbara Hepworth





Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs---Valeria-Yamamoto

Valeria Yamamoto

Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs




Brooklyn-museum--contemporary-art-earth-forge-ii----Seymour Lipton

‘Earth forge II’  — Seymour Lipton

Brooklyn museum contemporary art




Beatrice Hoffman-titled-'Questioning- Big-Abstract-Female-Head-Sculptures

‘Questioning’ – Beatrice Hoffman




Soulmates---Alied-Holman park sculpture

‘Soulmates’ – Alied-Nijp-Holman

La Lanka: Arts: Sculpture Garden and Gallery in Friesland





Barbara Hepworth with the plaster of ‘Curved Form (Bryher II)’





Bertil-Gado contemporary sculpture Sweden

Bertil Gado, Sweden




BitontoLive Emanuele Rubini on display in MIlan

Emanuele Rubini on display in Milan, Italy




Bloem-Simone-van-Olst - Netherlands

‘Bloem’ – Simone van Olst






Bruno-Pedrosa - sculpture - Blue Angel

“Blue Angel”  – Bruno Pedrosa






‘Exile’ – Patrick Blythe




La-femme-à-la-guitare---Henri-Laurens---1919-23 Christies

‘La femme à la guitare’  —  Henri Laurens

1919 – 23 1/4  inches height






Bronze Brutalist panel sculpture by Roland Monteyne




‘Warrior’ – Gordon Baldwin

UK, 1960





Clay sculpture and mirrors with wood accents – Jan Jacque




‘Cones and Spheres’ – Joseph Csaky


Height: 31 1/8 inches   Christies



Fons-Bemelman-_sculpture 'Energetica' -Holland

‘Energetica’ – Fons Bemelman





Dan-Molyneux abstract sculpture

Dan Molyneux





‘Supernatural Eye Maquette’  – Robert Davidson

18x13x5 inches – lacquered aluminum




 Sculpture by Tom Bass

Deutsche Bank Place, Sydney, 1983





‘Figure’ — Alberto Giacometti





‘Rhythms of life 3’ – Andrew Rogers

Southbank, Melbourne




Hermann-Glöckner-1975 red-angular-abstract sculpture

Hermann Glöckner




Charles and Ray Eames




Richard Rhodes_Embrace photo Clyde Lee

‘Embrace’ – Richard Rhodes

photo Clyde Lee





Dominique Allain Raku




Doug-Herren sculptural teapot

Doug Herren ceramic teapot





‘Hidden Dip’ – Ed Bentley

One-off slab built stoneware sculpture. Vitrified for internal or external installation.




‘Medusas Collar’, Ferne Jacobs

2010, coiled waxed linen thread

18″ x 14″ x 19″ – Nancy Margolis Gallery NYC





‘Figura Sdraiata’ – Giancarlo Franco Tramontin, Venice





‘Harlequin’, Juan Gris  circa 1917-1918






 Sculpture by Anthony Gormley

Lake Ballard, Western Australia

Photo credit: by Sally Wittenoom (salkiwi, via Flickr)





‘The Gift’ – Lee Gass




marler-miner-abstract-sculpture in succulent garden

Marler Miner





‘Maternity’  – Sahra Abdallah Khodja ( of SAK Sculptures)






‘Continuity’ – Max Bill

Zurich, 1946-47





‘High Plain’ – Herb Babcock–cast glass and bronze

Habatat Galleries—-Florida




Monica-van-den-Berg bronze sculpture South Africa

Monica van den Berg, South Africa



 Joan Miro sculpture Tate

4 Wings by Alexander Calder,

Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain





‘Moses and the 10 Commndments’ bronze sculpture- Guiseppe Macri


flea4all – ebay





‘No one combs my hair like the wind’  – Marta Cadonici

Casa Museo Ugo Guidi ( MUG ) in Forte dei Marmi, Tuscanny






‘Aigua Blava’, – James Kemp

 2006, Slip cast earthen ware from hand built model

17“ 9“x 7″




Pablo-Curatella-Manes-Sculpture-'Le-Contrebassiste,'-1922 GALERIE-JACQUES-DE-VOS

‘Le Contrebassiste,’ Pablo Curatella Manes







‘The Good Fortune Unicorn’ by Aníbal Riebeling

Puerto Vallarta Malecon

Vi Warkentin travel photography





Raku Sculpture by Roger Capron






‘The child is there’ – Le Corbusier  1961

Polychrome and wood



sculputral glass pieces are by artist Vladimira Klumpar

Vladimira Klumpar glass sculpture





‘Flood’ – Seymour Lipton (1903-1986)




Abstract sculpture Sequita---Richard-Erdman-Studio

 ‘Sequita’ — Richard Erdman





‘Double Epee’ – Sophia Vari  1997

Nohara Haime Gallery





Theodoros Papagiannis




‘Giant Torso’ – Jean Arp





Barbara Hepworth Pelagos ('sea' in Greek)

‘Pelagos’ – Barbara Hepworth





‘Dynamism of a man’s head’ –  Umberto Boccioni



Untitled-Stoneware-Sculpture-by-Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos




Wouter-Dam-Untitled-Blue-Sculpture-2004 Cowans

Wouter Dam



NEXT POST – Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface


Portuguese azulejos art grandeur



azulejo wall art, Almas Chapel of Santa Catarina, Oporto

Azulejo Mural – Almas Chapel of Santa Catarina by Silvestre Silvestri

The Igreja de Carmo church in Porto is one of the examples of the Portuguese baroque era with neo-classical features. The large ceramic panel is a depiction of the foundation of the order of Carmelites on Mount Carmel in Israel.




Azulejo tiles on balcony, Portugal

Arabesque geometric azulejo balcony





Caravel (sailing ship) azulejos panel

© José Luiz Ribeiro Bernardes



Fabulous Portuguese Azulejos


The azulejo (ceramic tiles) of Portugal are ubiquitous and usually presented on a monumental scale, with a grandeur and elegance, rarely seen with public tile art. They also represent a visual public history record, serving as a chronicle of many aspects of Portugal’s past, displaying military battles, daily life, mythical Gods, creatures and other cultural and historical references. The term azulejo comes from the Arabic word az-zulayj, meaning “polished stone.”
The early azulejos, which appeared in the 13th Century, had a distinct Arab influence with interlocking curvilinear, geometric or floral motifs and was used to imitate the Roman mosaic arts. In accordance to Islamic law, they portrayed no human figures, only geometric patterns. Azulejos were utilised to decorate the entire facades of buildings and used extensively on the interiors, adorning whole walls. Over time the Portuguese painters introduced more human or animal figures into their designs. The pervasive azulejos can be witnessed at palaces, railway stations, schools, fountains, churches, homes, restaurants and bars.


Azulejos moorish fountain_à_Sintra,_région_de_Lisbonne,_Portugal

Moorish Fountain, Sintra National Palace


With the influx of Italian potters into Seville in the 16th century, sophisticated Majolica techniques were introduced that allowed the artists to represent a much larger number of figurative themes in their compositions. There was also an influence that filtered through from the printed textiles that were imported from India, which manifested as Hindu decorative symbols, flowers, leaves, animals and birds. The latter half of the 17th century saw the introduction of blue and white tiles from the Dutch Deft company by Spanish artist Gabriel del Barco y Minusca. These blue and white figurative tiles, designed by academically trained Portuguese artists, became the dominant fashion, superseding the former taste for repetative patterns and abstract decoration.
From the mid 1700‘s on, the taste of Portuguese society changed from the monumental narrative panels to smaller and more delicately executed panels in Rococo style. Another innovation that appeared was the use of transfer printing on the blue and white tiles, but hand painted tiles still remained popular. The cultural elite dismissed the Azulejo tile art as decoration for the masses but since the 1950‘s a revival had occurred with contemporary artists such as Maria Keil, Costa Pinheiro, Nuno Siqueira and Cecília de Sousa all contributing to a program to uplift the metro underground of Lisbon with Azulejo art.

The unique azulejos art is a regular feature as you travel around Portugal and it still constitutes a major aspect of Portuguese architecture, being applied on walls, floors and ceilings, making it easily accessible and a vivid history source.


Seated ceramic decorative figurines - National-Palace-of-Pena-Corbis

Cross legged oriental porcelain figurines

Palace of Pena, Sintra



Azulejo-street - Blue and white azulejos, Santa Catarina Chapel

Santa Catarina Chapel

 Porto, Portugal


Palace of Pena, Sintra - Art Nouveau bowl, two flamingo sculptures, two ornate pitchers

Indian parlour, Palace of Pena, Sintra




Azulejo_Mercado_Municipal_Funchal Leda and the Swan

Leda and Swan azulejo motif

Ceramic tiles (Azulejo) with a market scene at the wall of the Mercado dos Lavradores, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal




Portuguese Trompe Loeil azulejo mural




Azulejos shopfront mural , matching blue and white ceramic vessels





National Palace of Pena arabesque orientalist room with Saxony porcelain

© Sandro Vannini/CORBIS




Arab Room

Palacio de Pena Sintra,Portugal




Igreja do Carmo azulejos wall

Porto, Portugal




jesuscm-flickr azulejos church facade

Azulejo church facade

Cortegaca, Aveiro, Portugal

jesuscm – Flickr





Azulejos wall mural, National Palace of Queluz




Viuva-Lamego,-Lisboa-©Luis-Novo azulejos entrance

Viuva Lamego, Lisboa ©Luis Novo




Ceramic-wash-bowl Pena Palace, Sintra

Pena Palace, Sintra




Barcelona Cathedral

My two sons on their way to Portugal, where they took some photos at Sintra, added in this post.



Sintra-Pena Palace charger

Pena Palace charger, Sintra, Portugal



Sintra Palace dragons sculpture

The ‘guardians of the penumbra’ at the ‘Guardian Gate’ which leads to the ‘Initiation Well’

Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra



The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, Lisbon

The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, Lisbon




Fabrica-sant'anna-ceramics tile-factory-est-1741

Fabrica  Sant’ana, Lisbon (azulejos tile factory still in production since 1741)





The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, Lisbon

Built in 1641




dj travel experience Sintra outdoor sculpture

Sintra sculpture




Fabrica  Sant’ana, Lisbon




imagem-da-gare-do-oriente-Lisbon underground azulejos - photos by Mario Rui Fernande

Oriente Underground Station Azulejos

Photo by Mario Rui Fernande





Bussaco Royal Palace, Penacova, Portugal





Mid Century wall mural by Querubim Lapa, Lisbon




Querubim Lapa,-Prato,-figura-híbrida,-1959

Modernist charger  – Querubim Lapa, 1959




Manuela Madureira azulejos, 1965 (  monumental wall mural on the cusp of demolition)

Monsanto Panoramic Restaurant





Azulejos Lisbon

Photo by Jos Dielis




Sintra-Portugal bronze figure sculpture

Pena Palace bronze sculpture lamp, Sintra





Handpainted azulejos, Sintra






Caption – ‘O inico revolta con os frances’ – ( start of revolt with France)

Olhao seaside, Portugal



Lisboa,-Janelas-Verdes-JaimeSilva -Flickr

Janelas Verdes, Lisboa

JaimeSilva -Flickr



Flickriver--jaime-silva geisha girl azulejos Lisbon

Geisha azulejos at  Avenida 5 de Outubro, Lisbon

JaimeSilva -Flickr




Viana do Castelo Cathedral, Portugal

Photo by Ricardo Silva



Lisboa---Avenida-5-de-Outubro azulejos

Azulejos at Avenida 5 de Outubro, Lisbon




Metro-Lisbon-Oriente-Station azulejos

Oriente Railway Station azulejos




Azulejería portuguesa.

Stair azulejos, Queluz National Palace, Portugal




Estate Quinta-de-Regaleira,-Sintra, Portugal

Ornate entrance at Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra




Quinta-de-Regaleira portuguese estate at Sintra

Rococo decor at Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra




Sintra Quinta-de-Regaleira-Kangaroo in a porthole

Kangaroo in a porthole

Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra




Lisbon Oriente-Station contemporary azulejos

Oriente Station azulejos





Sao Bento Station azulejos murals



Sintra-Peno Palace ceramic-gourd-vessels

Pair of lidded ceramic double gourd vessels

Peno Palace, Sintra





Traditional Portuguese pottery with white quartz inlay from Nisa




Sintra-Palace Portugal

Pena Palace, Sintra





Parque-do-Eduardo-VII-uplodaed-tm-Lisboa, Pavilhão Carlos Lopes

Azulejos at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, Lisbon



The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, Lisbon

The Palace of the Marquesses of Fronteira, Lisbon




Art Deco facade Teatro_Eden_-_superior_esquerdo

Teatro Eden Hotel Art Deco, Lisbon





Azulejos mural, Porto



Climbing cork oak in Alentejo Photo: © Gabriela Tavares

Climbing cork oak tree in Alentejo
Photo: © Gabriela Tavares



Portugal-ceramics at Pena Palace wash bowl

Pena Palace, Sintra




The Church of St. Sebastian in Darque- azulejos

The Church of St. Sebastian in Darque – Viana do Castelo




Azulejos mural Rail-railway-station-of-Porto

Mural at Porto Railway Station




Swan-Room-ceiling at Sintra Palace

Swan Room azulejos ceiling, Pena Palace





Swan azulejos with arabesque border

Pena Palace, Sintra



Sintra-Palace-Dining-Room-ceramic-walls crumpdillyicious.blogspot

Dining Room azulejos walls – Sintra Palace





Neptune azulejos panel – Aquário Vasco da Gama

Dafundo, Lisbon




‘Adam & Eve cast from Eden’  by Querubim Lapa

Palácio da  Justiça (1970)



God, Adam and Eve in Azulejos-in-Coimbras-Chapel, Braga Portugal

God, Adam and Eve

Coimbras Chapel, Braga Portugal




Sintra Palace fountain




Bathroom at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin

Blue and white azulejos bathroom at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA




Next post – Sculptures of abstraction


Mural Street Art


South African muralist – faith47 –  ‘Saturation.Incubation.Illumination’




ARYZ-aryz-street-Art-mural on side of building

Wall mural in Civitavecchia, Italy by Barcelona artist Aryz



Art on the streets

The painting of murals on walls is one of the oldest art forms known and its rich history extends to the ancient Minoans and Etruscans who were one of the earliest practitioners of this large scale art, fortunately preserved by the temperate Mediterranean climate. Egypt, Rome, Mesopotamia, Greece and India refined the use of frescoes, mosaics and reliefs to more sophisticated levels with their celebratory, ceremonial murals  and the recording of important events filled with decorative detail.

Mural art in Mexico evolved from the Olmec civilization in the pre Hispanic period through to the colonial period, where the motive wasn’t purely for aesthetic reasons but used to express social ideals and depict daily life. During the Mexican Revolution mural art grew further as a medium for public and political expression. They were used as a means to spread the ideals of the revolution to the largely illiterate Mexican population. Muralists David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera all received commissions to create works that would help to educate the masses.

Todays street art has evolved to be on a monumental scale comparable to mural arts of the past and now rates as one of the key evolutions of art across the 20th century. It has grown from the early edgy graffiti art and use of tagging stencils to become a modern global art phenomena, especially with the participation levels and the revitalisation of drab urban landscapes. The initial illegality of the medium added an urgency and spontaneity to the urban street art aesthetic and pushed the discovery of new techniques and materials. With the gradual acceptance of this public art came a move away from the ephemeral nature of the street art to more elaborate and ambitious projects. Art influences such as trompe l’oeil, impressionist, classical, abstract and ancient mythology became integrated into the street arts vernacular as the skill sets expanded. Techniques such as handpainted pasteups, collage, photo-realistic portraits, photo paste ups, multi layered stencils, complex themes were added to the creative armory of the street artist to elevate the medium to a new levels. This Renaissance of the wall arts also filtered through to being popular in interior designs for the home and the interiors of Public Buildings.



A seamstress stands at the entrance of her workshop decorated by Spanish artist Malakkai

 Photograph Mohamed Messara-EPA


Some of the artists that developed their talent in the street have expanded into studios and become more commercial, even using fine art galleries for exhibitions. Others, that already had an artistic background, like graphic arts, have increased their recognition through their pursuit of street art. The adaption and spatial innovation demanded by street art has helped their flexibility as an individual artist. The early clandestine activities, mainly at night, bred an edgy spirit into the art. Combined with the need for mercurial speed in their street art and preference for the use of aerosols, efficiency of strokes and spontaneous application ensued, leading to a spirit of freestyle innovation, that still permeates the street art today.


Most street artists are self taught, being drawn to the street medium for its immediacy, allure of expressing individuality and having the freedom to exploit the broad availability of walls and buildings for their street canvas. Although numerous street artists have found fame, others still choose to shun the appeal of the commercial art machine.  It’s been fascinating seeing the depth of themes being explored – love, suffering, aggression, irreverence, temptation, fear, angels, alienation,  demonic creatures, mischievous characters, religion, death and humor supporting a diverse street art language. This vibrant culture of artists are still exploring the possibilities for developing this arresting street commentary and lets hope they have an endless supply of walls for sustaining this impressive journey.



Wall art at Szpitalna 6 Warsaw, Poland

Mural at Szpitalna 6, Warsaw, Poland



30ft.-tall BURMESE-MONK-By-Shepard-Fairey-in-San-Diego

30ft high Burmese Monk by Shepard Fairey

San Diego


Bristol street-art-by-3Dom-&-Voyder-in-Stokes-Croft

Bristol street art by 3Dom & Voyder in Stokes Croft

photo by Gary Newman



Alexandros-Vasmoulakis public art mural

Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Athens, Greece





Snake mural – Sokram

DESORDES CREATIVAS, Ordes Galiza Spain – 2012





Art Mural by Linz in Sydney, Australia





Brazilian artist Claudio Ethos




Firebirth-Seal-Kraser mural

 “The Warrior Inside”  –  Firebirth, Seal y kraser
Photo by krasertres on Flickr



Vhils wall portarit using etching, tearing or acid-burning of the surface

Portuguese artist Vhils’ creates powerful portraits using subtraction rather than addition by etching, tearing or acid-burning the surface, to add depth to the image.



French artist Vinnie-Graffiti reclining girl with wall creeper hair

Paris artist Vinnie Graffiti





A Tunisian woman walks past a mural by Spanish artist Btoy as part of the street art project ‘Djerbahood’ in the village of Erriadh on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, August 2014.





‘Karditsa’ – Monumental wall art by Alexandros Vasmoulakis





Alexandros Vasmoulakis





‘Sacred Waters’ – La LLorona

Acrylic mural on stucco, 30’ x 60’

24th and York Streets, San Francisco Mission District by marifrancille – flickr





Sao Paulo – World Cup protest mural

Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters




Phantasmagoric animal by Puerto Rican Alexis Diaz in Bratislava, Slovakia





World Cup protest art by Brazilian artist Cranio depicting a man flushing money down a toilet bowl.

Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters




Blue head mural art-by-Zina





Large mural by Aryz_Italy Palazzo Nuovo Corso San Maurizio

Aryz  – Palazzo Nuovo, Corso San Maurizio, Turin



2014-Aryz-Granollers,Catalunya, Barcelona

Aryz monumental mural – Granollers, Catalunya, Barcelona





Aryz monumental mural – Granollers,Catalunya, Barcelona




Vinnie-Graffiti-Paris street art

Vinnie Graffiti, Paris





‘Compass’ mosaic mural by Fabrice seen here wearing his mural inspired coat, Amsterdam





Buenos Aires Argentinian street artist





DFace mural

Corey Helford Gallery, California





Sidewalk Chalk 3D Art – Kurt Wenner




Egypt 2012-Cairo street art

Cairo street mural, 2012




Claudio Ethos paints surreal scenes with monochromatic characters, often with photo-realistic faces




‘The Scream Of Vallicaldi’  by Italian street artist Mr Thoms

Agrigento Via Vallicaldi Sicily, Italy




Epic-Hindu goddess urban-art-in-India---mrpilgrim-co-uk

Epic Hindu mural in India



Argentina-Graffiti-With-the-Wings-of-the-Soul by Monica "la" Lopez

‘Con las Alas del Alma’ ( With The Wings Of The Soul )… by Monica “la” Lopez




Romantic stencilled portrait by Frenchman C215




Fleury Les Aubrais, France. - French-Street-Artist,-Seth-globe painter

Mural by Seth – Fleury Les Aubrais, France.




Printed pasteup by Gaia




Georgina Ciotti art mural, Buenos Aires




graffiti-buenos-aires-Pineapple express with Rodez and Malegria

‘Pineapple Express’ with Rodez and Malegria from Bogota, Colombia




Handpainted pasteup by French artist Zilda




Black on white wall art by Herakut

Frankfurt, Germany





Detailed alien head wall art – Herbert Baglione, Brazil





‘Hollywood Goddess’ mural by the MAC—–Motion Pictures Arts Building

5504 Hollywood Blvd & Western Ave





Hyuro & Escif street art





Lemza-France large mural on factory wall

Lemza, France




Interesni / Kazki – Ukrainian duo (AEC & Waone)





JR-French--street mural

French street artist JR



La-Boca-graffiti-buenos-aires - Colombian street artist Nice Naranja

Two boys with traditional masks holding a Bocachico, a freshwater fish common in Colombia – Colombian street artist Nice Naranja

La Boca , Buenos Aires





Outdoor Stan Laurel mural by Gnasher Murals located behind Siths Tattoo shop at 7 Heigham street, Norwich.






Mariela Ajras



Most-Beautiful-Street-Art...Herakut Melbourne mural.

Melbourne laneway mural – Herakut




Lean-Frizzera-&-Spok- mural-hydra

‘3 Headed Lernaean Hydra’  (holding tri headed toothbrush) – Lean Frizzera & Spok

Buenos Aires




‘Let’s straighten it out’ — acrylic,fabric,rhinestone on wall – Alexandros Vasmoulakis





Liqen,-Spain full wall mural

Street artist Liqen, Spain





Door mural of Mermaid on a swing. Portuguese Rua de Santa Maria street in Funchal, Madeira





Paul Delvaux painting mermaids on the walls of the house of his friend Georges Grard in 1949




Wall art by Phlegm----uk

Phlegm , UK



Mural by Pixel Pancho, an italian street artist from Turin

Robot mural of street art artist Pixel Pancho, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia,




Blu and Ericailcane have teamed up for another piece – this time in Bologna

Blu and Ericailcane teamed up for this mural in Bologna, Italy





Picturin at Palazzo Nuovo




Palazzo-Nuovo_Turin Italy street mural

Picturin mural by Artefatti + Il Cerchio e Le Gocce + Style Orange (Palazzo Nuovo).





Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Berlin, Gerrmany



Roa-animal wall mural

Epic mural featuring six enormous African animals – Roa


Rojo Roma Mural in Mar Del Plata, Argentina



santiago,-chile Chilean street artist Teo Doro mural in Valparaíso.

Chilean street artist Teo Doro mural in Valparaíso, Santiago




Puerto Rica Santurce Es Ley festival – ‘De Los Más’ by Jason Velez




Sly2-(soul) wall painting

Abandoned building mural – Sly2 – Paris





‘Jazz in free time’ by Sepe, Poland, 2010





Geisha mural (on a rusty ship wreck) by Fin DAC in North Wales





David Walker mural in Lorraine, France.

Photo by Thierry Vilmus




Fin DAC – refined art on a non accommodating canvas



mural by pixel pancho_santurce_sanjuan_puertorico

Pixel Pancho, San Juan, Puerto Rico




‘No land for the Poor’ by WD

Athens 2015



Street art by Zoo-Project---France

Zoo Project




Pronkstilleven,-Kingston,-NY by Gaia-with-Opositive-Festival

‘Pronkstilleven’ by Gaia with Opositive Festival

Kingston, NY









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