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Street Art Going AWOL

Going AWOL usually means being ‘Absent With Out Leave’, but here it could mean being a member of a well known Melbourne street art team; the AWOL Crew. The AWOL Crew is a team of well-known street artists that was … Continue reading

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Anchor’s Aweigh | On a Ship With Vernet

[Seaport by Moonlight (La nuit un port de mer au clair de lune) Musee du Louvre, Paris] French landscape and seascape artist Claude-Joseph Vernet was born in Avignon, France on 14 August, 1714.  At the age of 14, Vernet worked … Continue reading

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You See Him Here | You See Him There | Mitchell’s Art is Everywhere

Australian street and stencil artist Damien Mitchell was born in the regional city of Wagga Wagga, in the Riverina region of New South Wales. According to All Those Shapes, Mitchell was also known as Darky, Franta and Frantisek in his … Continue reading

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A Hint in Sinton Art

  Textile pieces featured above: White, Black and Red Containers (Mixed paper, abaca, bamboo skewer, black paint 6.5″ x 7.5″); Square Collage Container (Asian paper, printed paper, gloss medium 5″ x 4.5″) Sheep Collage (Fleece, woven fragments 30″ high x … Continue reading

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Check out the works of the great Adnate

  Matt Last aka “Adnate” (born 1984) is an artist, street artist and muralist from Melbourne who now mostly paints photo-realistic street art and murals using freehand spray paint and/or acrylics. Adnate started his career in 2001 as a young … Continue reading

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The ‘Toussaint Taste’ of ‘La Panthère’

These fabulous jewels are items from the world-famous House of Cartier range of jewellery. This Parisian icon was founded by Louis-François Cartier in 1847 when he acquired the workshop from his master, the great Adolphe Picard. Cartier’s son Alfred inherited … Continue reading

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If Deb’s Art Was on Air, It Would Be Debonair

Melbourne born street artist Deb (born 21 January, 1979) is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Deb is currently living in San Francisco in the United States (US). She is well-known for her signature sultry and curvy females, inspired by … Continue reading

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Going to the Postie

Going to the ‘Postie’ (sub-branch Post Office) is something that still occurs in many rural and local communities. You can pick up your bills (from your Post Office box), pay your bills, apply for an international passport, buy a few … Continue reading

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All Across the Nation | Such a Strange Vibration

Mimby Jones Robinson (born 1982) is an Australian artist and creator who specialises in large scale colourful Godddess murals and street art work. Mimby’s world is full of colour and it began in 1996, at the age of 14, when … Continue reading

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The Raft of the Medusa and Two Naked Men

[Images: Nude Warrior with a Spear, Man Naked to the Waist, and The Raft of the Medusa] French artist and lithographer Jean-Louis Andre Theodore Géricault (26 September 1791 – 26 January 1824) was born in Rouen, France. Géricault was one … Continue reading

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TWOONE is a Hungry Animal

Contemporary artist Hiroyasu Tsuri (also known as TWOONE the Street Artist) was born on 26 February 1985 in Yokohama, Japan. His work consists of painting, sculpture, installation, performance art and sound; and in his street art he is known for … Continue reading

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When Art Imitates Street Art

One of street artist Rone’s “Jane Doe’s” pastes is featured in this work ‘Under the Arts Centre‘ by Melbourne -based artist Eolo Paul Bottoro! Eolo Paul Bottaro’s artistic career spans over 20 years of creative practice. Bottaro operates within the … Continue reading

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Rone’s Grown | From Jane Doe’s to Top Studios

Street artist Rone (real name Tyrone Wright) (born 1980), is an internationally renowned artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Rone grew up in the Geelong suburb of Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. A keen skateboarder, he did a two … Continue reading

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Franz Marc | Degenerate Artist

All eight images above were painted over a three year period and form a part of a menagerie of animal artworks from cows, cats, horses, a fox, a little blue horse, a monkey, a dog lying in the snow and … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for EARS | For ‘EARS a Jolly Good Fellow

Sydney-based artist Daniel O’Toole aka street artist EARS is known for his fragmented and fractured faces presented in an almost Cubist art form. Many of his works can be seen in Sydney or Melbourne, often recognisable by the thin-lined, patterned … Continue reading

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