Urban art

Do you know what is urban art? Do you? XD

Urban art is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. In that way urban art combines street art and graffiti and is often used to summarize all visual art form.

Urban art is at the heart of WebUrbanist – the drawings, images, photos and sculptures that inspire us in part because they are open to the public. From installation artworks to street graffiti and everything in between

I know that some of  you have heard of band called Gorillaz. The band Gorillaz uses an urban art style to promote their band. The band members are animated in a graffiti styles.

 

The notion of ‘Urban Art’ developed from street art which is primarily concerned with graffiti culture. Urban art represents a broader cross section of artists that as well as covering traditional street artists working in formal gallery spaces also covers artists using more traditional media but with a subject matter that deals with contemporary urban culture and political issues.  I’ve already wrote something about graffiti art so just take a look in the “Art I Like” section. =)

Also, I’ve found an interesting site with awesome pictures!! You guys would love it! There is a link right below the photos! Enjoy!!

Now, I don’t know if you heard about urban art sculptures but here are some photos you might find interesting.  There was an art show few months ago. Name of the art show was “Boy Soldiers” by fine artist Schoony and the Graffik London gallery opened it’s doors for the public. With a lot of better known street and graffiti artists on the guest list, the opening at the Blackall Studios was really successful! I saw this photos and they amazed me. I think that message is clear!! Just look at the boys face, body, colors…

There are more photos below, just follow the link!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/streetart-berlin/sets/72157624891470248/

http://www.urbanarts.com.br/Posters/Urbano#

http://urbanartbomb.com/

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My response to all of you out there!!

I’m sorry but I can’t response to everybody. =(

I don’t have that much time so I’ll write some of my answers here in this post.

Anyway, here’s the deal. I don’t pay no one to write my blog or stuff like that. I write it all by myself  and that is why I can’t catch some extra free time to write more posts cause I am a student, dancer, I draw and I compose music so when you think again, it’s a miricle that I actually manage to do all of that.

My blog is free and the background is used from the photos where you choose your blog look (or something like that).

My e-mail is written on the right side of the blog where calendar is and my biography. Yes, the site is slow and I really don’t know why but soon as I find out, I’ll fix it! =)

I’m glad that you guys like my stuff and I’m very happy that I even helped some of you with this!! I’ll try to keep up and bring this site to life…sorry again! English is not my mother tounge so if I wrote something wrong , sorry in advance.

Next topic is about urban art and I hope it will be very useful =)

TS

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Art Of Julian Beever

I don’t know about you, but I love to see some great art work on the streets. Specially if the artist works with his/hers heart.

I was watching some street art on the web the other day and I saw this name “Julian Beever”. I was courious who he was so I googled him. You wanna know what I found out?? =) Take a look!

Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement since the mid-1990s that create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the right location. These trompe-l’oeil drawings are created using a projection called anamorphosis and appear to defy the laws of perspective.

Besides the 3D art, Beever paints murals and replicas of the works of masters and oil paintings, and creates collages. Julian Beever has made pavement drawings for over ten years.

He said that his art is for anybody. Specialy for the people who wouldn’t go into an art gallery.

When working on a project, Wenner usually spends five or six hours each day on the floor, an unusual skill in and of itself. He said there is no exercise that can prepare a body for the time he spends on the floor. When he stands up for breaks, it takes him a while to get moving normally again.

When he first began street painting his creations were temporary. They lasted as long as the elements and traffic would allow. Like the painting he created for Gears of War, most of his recently commissioned creations are painted on canvas which is ideal for pastels because it isn’t affected by humidity, which can ruin works created with chalk.

For more info, go to his website. http://www.kurtwenner.com/

Peace out!

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Art With Salt

After sand, here comes the salt! I was just waiting for something like this to pop out. Something fantastic, but after we see it, some of us think like “Ooohhh, how come I didn’t think of that?”

This is great stuff really! I wouldn’t do that , I’ll stick to my pencils for now ;)

Take a look and let me know what you think =)

Peace out!

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Final speech! The great dictaror

I know that this is not related to the stuff I usually write but this video below is one of the best speeches I’ve heard and I wanted to share it here. It’s from a movie and the  text is right below the video. I hope you’ll like it and share it to others.

Hope… I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.

We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish…

Soldiers – don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you – who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate – only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers – don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written ” the kingdom of God is within man ” – not one man, nor a group of men – but in all men – in you, the people.

You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers – in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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Finger painting

Painting is definitely a form of art, but not everything can be painted. Well, almost everything. Someone painted animals on human palms and fingers. The result is pretty amazing.  Finger painting is fun to do as long as you can move fast as it dry’s fast so you need to keep it wet to make any changes to it. Results are AMAZING! Take a look at this photos =)


I really liked this finger painting. It reminds me when I was a kid and I ALWAYS had to draw something on my hands and fingers. You can see here that childs creativity is present just  in a bigger level. Finger painting is fun for young and old. =)
I hope you liked this as much as I did. It was fun doing research about this.

Peace out!

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Tattoo art

Hi there! I wanted to dedicate this post to something I really love and I think of it as an art! I hate when people judge others by their tattoos, piercings and life style. Thats just crazy! If a doctor has tattoos all over his body that doesn’t mean that he is an idiot or delinquent! That tattooed “idiot” can save your life! I am studying for a teacher and I am also tattoed. They say that it is bad cause kids are afraid of it, that kids will become nut jobs or something…. Well, I just feel sorry for those people who think that way cause they are completly lost and they don’t know nothing about art. It is just opossite of their thoughts! I’ve noticed that kids are more relaxed and they actually listen to me when I teach them cause I am not like “ussual” teacher to them – Boring and dead!

But let’s face it. There are some idiots that put on tattooes on the most stupid places by the most stupid “tattoo artist”. I’ve seen everything. Some people consider themselves as tattoo artist but the truth is that a blind bat can draw better. True story! :)

Anyway, I wanted to show you guys one of my favorite tattoo artist! His name is Jesse Smith. He has been tattooing since June of ’96 and is known for his quirky, colorful, illustrative based art. He has won numerous awards for his tattoo work and has been featured in almost every tattoo publication out there. His art is just….wow! Take a look of these photos and you’ll know what I mean!

This here is his website so visit it for more information!  http://www.jessesmithtattoos.com/

I hope there are people out there who have same opinion as I do. Well, let’s face it. We live in a modern world and everyday we get to see something new. But, tattoo is an art form I don’t see no harm in it. Every tattoo has it’s own meaning.

I hope you enjoyed reading this!

Take care!

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