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Framing Heck | The Hijinks of skr3am and Jinks1

  skr3am and Jinks1 of Redlight Studio have created a number of framed street art images across Melbourne, using pictures of famous icons. So far, the likenesses of ’60s fashion icons such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton have graced the … Continue reading

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A Backview of Caspar Friedrich’s Art

[Image One: Sunset – The Brothers (1835) The Hermitage, St. Petersburg. Image Two: The Wanderer Above the Sea of Clouds (1831) Hamburg Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.] Caspar David Friedrich studied drawing in Greifswold before going to the Copenhagen Academy between 1794-1798. … Continue reading

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This is why Maka’s is so popular…

Mike Maka or Makatron (born 1979) is a well known Australian street artist and painter easily recognised by his large scale murals inspired by mechanical machinery, flora and fauna.  Maka uses a mix of aerosol and acrylic water-based paints, whilst … Continue reading

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When Art Begins to Imitate Art

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was a famous Dutch Baroque period artist who died at a veritable young age of 43 years; but managed to produce 34 quality paintings during his short career. Vermeer was known to paint slowly, touching and polishing … Continue reading

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Born Free | To Be Free

  Be Free is a street artist who began her street art in September, 2010. She uses stencils and free flowing acrylics for installations and street painting and pasting adventures around Melbourne; which she is slowly introducing around the world. … Continue reading

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Suki’s Anything But Kookie

Suki moved to Melbourne starting out in street art with small lino print paste-ups and then progressing to bigger pieces. Suki is inspired by traditional Asian wood block prints, brown-paper fabric and yarn. Suki is a street artist from Melbourne … Continue reading

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They Are Redheads | Not Deadheads!

Redheads is an iconic Australian top-selling brand of matches originally manufactured in Victoria by Bryant & May match factory at Church Street, Richmond. The factory was opened in 1909 by The Honourable Alfred Deakin, Prime Minister of Australia. The Redhead … Continue reading

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Pop Art | Dot Art | Appears to Tear the Heart

American pop art artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 in New York, into an upper-middle-class Jewish family. He is known as a leading figure in the pop-art movement which focussed on parody; where his work was … Continue reading

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On the Street Man with Beastman

Sydney based prolific street artist Beastman (Bradley Eastman) is influenced by beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive geometric and symmetrical repetitions, glyphs and tribal images. Beastman’s instantly-recognisable style has graced walls throughout Australia including a commission to paint the frontage … Continue reading

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The Glorio of Loureiro | In the Springtime of His New Moon

[Images: The Spirit of the New Moon (1888), The Spirit of the Southern Cross (1888) and Spring (1891) by Artur Loureiro.] Portuguese painter, Artur José de Sousa Loureiro was born on 11 February 1853, in Porto, Portugal. Lourerio attended the … Continue reading

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These models knelt for Albert Edelfelt

Finnish artist Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt  was born on 21 July 1854 in Porvoo, Finland. He began his formal studies of art in 1869 at the Drawing School of the Finnish Art Society; and continued as a student of Adolf … Continue reading

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Btoy Will Never Be Coy

Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1977, Andrea Michaelsson (aka Btoy) is a female street artist known for creating extremely fine and detailed stencils. Michaelsson studied law for four years before realising it was not the career she wanted and began … Continue reading

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Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral | Never Kitsch

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (born on 5 August, 1957, in Tokyo, Japan) is known for his innovative work with paper; particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house natural disaster victims. He studied at the Tokyo University of … Continue reading

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Mister Lister | What a Twister

Brisbane born street artist, contemporary Australian painter and installation artist Anthony Lister (born 1979+) lives in Sydney but his work can be found worldwide on streets, in galleries and decorating high-end shops and businesses. As a 17 year old teenager, … Continue reading

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Greer Honeywill | Architecture of the Heart

[Above images: Architecture of the Heart  #1 and #2 (2008-2012) Duratran, powder coated light box 96 cm x 62 cm] Australian conceptual artist, Greer Honeywill  (born 1945 in Adelaide, South Australia), studied art at the South Australian School of Art … Continue reading

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