Monthly Archives: November 2016

Artist Tells The Story Of Italian Immigration With New 10 Meter-High Mural

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Artist Tells The Story Of Italian Immigration With New 10 Meter-High Mural

Over eight days Italian street artist Alice Pasquini painted her largest mural to date on the facade of Melbourne’s Museo Italiano. Measuring 10 meters high, the impressive work is titled ‘Per L’Australia / Passenger,’ a nod to the hundreds of thousands of Italian who emigrated to Australia.


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“The mural is dedicated to the history of Italian emigration to Australia, inspired by the works of the Italian Museum collection and documentation of the Italian Historical Society. A representation of the journey as an opening of possibilities, but also as a challenge to themselves and to their own identity,” shares Pasquini, who has painted across the globe, from New York City to Buenos Aires, Singapore to London. “The traveler, conquering their own growth, discovers their deepest essence, through the expansion of their horizons. The elaboration of the memory of the trip is also a metaphor for development, a tool to bring out the sense of the inner and outer journey.”

The Museo Italiano is located in Carlton, the historic Italian district of Melbourne. The CO.AS.IT CEO Giancarlo Martini-Piovano said, “When Ms. Pasquini approached us with the proposal of a mural which would represent the story of the Italian migration to Australia we were enthusiastic and felt privileged. Her work will be an icon in the centre of Carlton and we are very pleased to transfer her gift to Carlton and the Victoria Community.” The President of CO.AS.IT Ms Rhonda Barro, together with the Board, fully endorsed the project.

In a time where immigration is an international issue, Pasquini’s mural asks us to reflect on our own heritage and how far we have come from our ancestors. “The wall is also personal to me, as I myself have family living in Australia,” the artist confesses. “I think that in our current times, it’s essential to remember that we all come from somewhere. Tracing a line through our ancestry, almost everyone has at least one relative who was a passenger at one point in time. We must remember this and the struggles they must have faced, and recall that empathy, compassion, and knowledge lead to growth.”

More info: alicepasquini.com

Per L’Australia / Passenger

Finished artwork – 10 meters x 7 meters, it took the artist 8 days to complete.

Per L’Australia / Passenger (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Work in Progress (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Work in Progress (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Work in Progress (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Work in Progress (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Artist Exchanges Words with Locals (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

The Artist Signing Her Work (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

Portrait of the Artist (Photo Lou Chamberlin)

15+ Reflections That Will Mess With Your Head

It’s easy to warp or distort a photograph digitally, but snapping a picture that’ll bend your mind without the use of Photoshop isn’t quite so simple. One of the best ways to create surreal pictures naturally is via the use of reflections. They play with your perspective and cause you to think about the image in a totally different way due to the optical illusions they can create.


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Take a look at the pictures below to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list includes some of the best optical illusions caused by reflections we could find. Some are funny, others are beautiful, and all are guaranteed to play with your mind. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

#1 Reflection Creates A Moon

Reflection Creates A Moon

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoI’d love to have that view right outside my front window!

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#2 I Took This Photo Of A Reflection In A Puddle And The Gravel Looks Like A Starry Night Sky

I Took This Photo Of A Reflection In A Puddle And The Gravel Looks Like A Starry Night Sky

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoThis is spectacular. WoW!

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#3 Perfect Tree Reflection

Perfect Tree Reflection

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Arabella Atlee 1 day agoWhen will my reflection show who I am inside?

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#4 The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

The Reflections On These Pots Lined Up Just Right

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoALL the pots are happy to cook!

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#5 To See Flower In Water Drop

To See Flower In Water Drop

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Alexis 1 day agoThat’s so beautiful!

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#6 Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

Hyde Park Is Perfect In Fall

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tara hasani 1 day agoThis is why universe is a piece of art .

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#7 Every Time I Think That This Building Is Burning, But It Is A Reflection Of The Sunset

Every Time I Think That This Building Is Burning, But It Is A Reflection Of The Sunset

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Superluminal1 1 day agoThe Towering Inferno

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#8 Prague In A Wine Glass

Prague In A Wine Glass

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoStunning!

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#9 The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

The Reflection Of An Identical Car From Window Perfectly Matches

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoThat’s hilarious. At first I thought the shading on the window was making the car appear tinted… then I realized after reading the title, it’s the reflection of the open window.

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#10 The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

The Tapestry Above My Bed Made A Pretty Sweet Reflection In My Coffee This Morning

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Carolina Santos 1 day agoStunning!

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#11 Walking On Clouds

Walking On Clouds

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Yldîz Chengi 1 day agoSalar de Uyuni, Bolivia ! Gorgeous!

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#12 Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It’s Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It's Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoThat’s hilarious. Even more funny if he were delivering a serious speech and everybody keeps laughing….

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#13 When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoIt would have to be fake. The reflection cannot show the front of the flower bouquet, OR the front of her dress. MOST IMPORTANT, it could not show the groom’s tie, as she would be blocking the reflection! Sorry, I call P0hotoshop

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#14 The Reflection Makes This Chimpanzee Look Like He Is Wearing Her Dress

The Reflection Makes This Chimpanzee Look Like He Is Wearing Her Dress

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Yvonne Bernal 1 day agoHe also appears to have his hand going down the front of her dress too!

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#15 Perfect Reflection

Perfect Reflection

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Delicate Tattoos Fuse the Graceful Beauty of Nature with Structured Geometry

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Tattooist Jasper Andres uses a delicate touch to craft his intricate body art. Often fusing nature with geometry, the hybrid images exemplify the beauty found in both by highlighting their differences—the graceful movements and curves of animals and flowers are offset by the rigid structure of crystals and low-poly forms.

To further enhance his thinly-lined tattoos, the New Zealand-based artist uses vibrant colors with an approach that’s similar to watercolor painting. Pinks, blues, greens, and purples have a fluid feel as they intermingle with diffused edges, as if they were applied with a brush rather than a tattoo machine. This makes the pieces eye-catching, but not overtly flashy—they feature small, fine details that can only be admired when seen up close.

Jasper Andres: Instagram

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Handsome wolf takes Internet by storm – but he’s entirely handmade from wool felt

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Handsome wolf takes Internet by storm – but he’s entirely handmade from wool felt

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Japanese animal lovers can’t believe this beautiful creature isn’t real.

From giant cat heads to puppy and kitten collections, felt artists in Japan have been blowing us away over the years with their fantastic ability to bring animals to life using wool felt materials. Now there’s a stunning wolf that’s come out to join the pack, and animal lovers in Japan can’t tear their eyes away from him, amazed at the incredible life-like result achieved with just a needle and some wool.

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The wolf was created by Terumi Ohta, a talented Japanese artist who’s exhibited her works both in Japan and internationally. Born and raised in Hokkaido, Ohta combines her love of animals and nature with her passion for needle felting and is dedicated to creating the most life-like creations possible, with meticulous attention to detail.

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Her creations have wowed audiences in Paris, New York and London, and now she’s presenting her works in Tokyo for a limited time, where her mesmerising wolf is currently stealing the show with its beautifully relaxed pose and thoughtful gaze.

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JP CARP

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Jp.carp’s work mainly focuses on abstract patterns, though he may sometimes go beyond.

 his work is at present driven by these thoughts:

 Abstract graphic designs and patterns are the chore of his work.

 Throughout the time, jp.carp has had an increasingly frequent use of mixed media and aerosols to enhance his work.

He fully sets himself in the trend of contemporary art and Street art.Jean Monneret, critique d’art et auteur du catalogue raisonné du Salon des Indépendants a écrit que jp.carp

: Jean Monneret, a French art curator, wrote, when jp.carp exhibited at the renowned « salon des indépendants » that jp.carp: « a intégré le monde de demain, ultrarapide, changeant, virtuel, dans son travail abstrait qui combine désormais huile, encre et techniques informatiques (la poussée d’un Dôme dans le désert de l’azur, technique mixte).

 Is part of tomorrow’s world, superfast, changing, virtual, with his abstract work that now combines oil, ink and digital techniques (the rise of a dome in an azur desert, mixed technique)

Par cette alliance très contemporaine, Jean-Philippe Carpentier donne la première place à la couleur, comme un Rothko dont le dépouillement monochrome cherche « exprimer l’idée complexe en formes simples » et à détruire l’illusion en révélant la vérité ».

 Through this most contemporary alliance Jean-Philippe Carpentier place colours in the first place, like a Rhothko whose monochromatic try to « express a complex idea with simple patterns » and thus « destroy illusion when revealing the truth ».

In 2016, his work may be found on Instagram @jp.carp or twitter @jpcarpart, as well as in the real world.

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