Many places, famous around the globe today, were created by a bunch of enthusiasts without money or outside help. These people lived for their ideas and were doing everything to turn them into reality. Official date of street art appearance is believed to be year 1942, fervor of World War II.
Street art: «5Pointz» in New York
Official date of street art appearance is believed to be year 1942, fervor of World War II. Then a creative worker named Kilroy from Detroit factory started writing a phrase “Kilroy was here” on every box with armament that was sent to the allies. Soldiers began to reproduce the phrase on the walls of buildings that survived bombings, using their own last names. Painters Cornbread, Cool Erl and Top Cat from Philadelphia are believed to be creators of graffiti as a separate area of pictural art. From there new phenomenon spread around the United States. New York became the capital of graffiti – one can find whole streets painted in such a style there.
Informed people call “5Pointz” in the district of Long Island on the cross of Jackson Avenue and Davis Street the temple of street art. Street painters from the States, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil and other countries of the world turned buildings of the abandoned factory into a museum. “5Pointz” became the traditional place of gathering for graffiti painters, movie directors, photographers and numerous musicians playing hip-hop and R&B. Every day another extravagant performance is expecting the visitors, and, you mind it, absolutely for free. The project draws its support from donations and sponsor help.
Occupy: Kreuzberg squat’s district in Berlin
After the fall of the Berlin Wall many houses in the eastern part of the city emptied out – their inhabitants rushed westward. Then a variegated movement of youngsters from all over the world decided to make some use of the abandoned houses. After the self-acquisition, painters and musicians renovated newly-acquired dwellings and arranged them after their own manner. Thus Easter Berlin squats became sort of a bulwark of alternative art.
Kreuzberg is probably the most picturesque districts in this respect. Palette of nationalities, representatives of which settled here, is rather wide and everyone brought to the general picture a speck of own culture. Aura of underground and dissent reigns around. Local citizens are constantly protesting against something. On a broad meadow overlooking river Spree beneath huge graffiti “East and West” and “Golden chains of capitalism” a small group of people can be found protesting against rise in price year around. Painters, photographers and musicians fighting for so-called independent art free from walls, capitalistic exhibition halls and censorship, can be found here. To show their protest, they paint walls and windows, making a never-ending open performance thus amusing themselves and the visitors.
Trash art masterpieces: Foreverton Park in Wisconsin, USA
In the circles of environmental activists there is a saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Painters who work in the style of trash art take it pretty literally. They create off-beat pictures, sculptures, furniture and even whole fun fairs out of a pile of household rubbish.
Probably one of the most ambitious art objects ever formed from garbage is a creation of Dr. Evermore in Wisconsin. Huge sculptures made of scrap metal were constructed by a 70-year old American Tom Every. He had been collecting elements of old cars and electronic devices his whole life in order to craft together his vision of Apollo expedition out of it. Every had been dreaming about something of the kind since childhood but he only started construction when he retired in 1983.
In Foreverton – this is how this garden of urban sculptures was nicknamed by the visitors – an exhibit of 70 figures of fantastic birds can be seen. Some of them have an in-built music box to amuse public with equally whimsical tunes.
There are many things that we can learn from citizens of the United States but what deserves special respect is love to their land. Patriotism of Americans manifests itself in everything, even in internal tourism - without having properly explored own country, an American would hardly travel anywhere outside its territory. Today we tell about one of the most popular internal tourism towns - about Leavenworth.
The Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration on June 11 welcomed guests of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to Ukraine on the occasion of a national holiday. The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, representatives of the government and its agencies, partners of the embassy, the business community and the media lined up to congratulate the head of a foreign diplomatic institution and express their greetingss to friendly Argentina.
Walking along the Kyiv Landscape Alley, you always notice amazing benches created by Ukrainian masters. My favorite one is with a blanket and a pillow, because it seems comfortable even in inclement weather. Sitting on it, I remembered a picture from my childhood: the grandmothers take a long board out of the house, put it at one end on the stump, the other - on the railing of the entrance, and it turns out to be a bench. Wasn't it a design miracle?
When I, as a little girl, for the first time passed my hand over trimmed bush, my palm got scratched with sharp edges of twigs and lasting arborvitae fragrance hit my nose. Mesmerized, I was not able to take my eyes away from the cones, balls and squares that surrounded me in the park of a small resort town. I felt like being inside a fairy tale, where behind the leaves I could notice a smile of the Cheshire Cat.
To visit three countries over one day – it is possible if you are in Aachen. Situated amid Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, small student town took in features of medieval culture that reflected in its astonishing architecture. Yelena Buravtsova visited the town for it to win her heart with its off-beat monuments, streets paved with stone blocks, cozy cafés, one of a kind printed spice cake, museums and spectacular races.
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life.
The civilization of ancient China was one of the first to discover porcelain. It is established that back in II millennium BC the firing temperature of pottery found in the Yellow River was close to 1200 ° C. According to some researchers, the invention of porcelain was dictated by the desire to find a replacement for greenstone and jade.
How many kinds of tourism are there? Gastro, ecotourism, shopping — there are probably as many varieties of them as travelers themselves — everyone choose what they want. Today we talk about people visiting places that have become locations for shoting famous movies.
At the sight of Flemish lacework it is hard to shake the feeling that miraculous flowers, artfully braided into a wreath of a pattern, were born from loose sparks that had escaped a magic wand. On the inside of the beauty there are efforts and days of jetsam girls, stolen from life by labyrinth of openwork loops.
What kind of city is the small Hannover, lacking the high profile of its German brothers top-popular among tourists? Hannover has repeatedly changed its outfits and its look, but preserved a piece from each era of its experience, without losing its identity and integrity.
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
“I’d like some headache elixir, mandrake root extract, heart pills and a bit of morphine, please…” – this is about how patients addressed pharmacists a couple hundred years ago. They, in turn, were preparing various magmas and mixtures in pharmacological laboratories situated as near as in the next room. Sure, nowadays technologies have significantly advanced, “remedy stores” fit in kiosks while drug-containing medicines cannot be bought without prescription…
How to get rid of stress and get a lot of fun? They say dolphin therapy is an effective remedy against emotional pain. Walking with dolphins can bring a bottomless amount of emotions and even expand the boundaries of the mind ... At least, the supporters of this way of thinking say so. Which countries are best to travel in order to be treated by the method of dolphin therapy?
A borderline between the shadow and the light is just as contrasting as the one between the dream and the reality. Therefore artists use both things in pursuit of balance on a painting. Landscapes, portraits and still-life… nothing ever goes without the clash of the opposites. However there are particularly crafty artisans who do not need light at all. Shadow alone is enough.
And you, by chance, are not going to Las Vegas to take a gamble on your hard-earned money? Or you are lured to those lands searching for atmosphere of nuclear tests or meeting with UFO? Don’t you believe me? Then read the most non-commonplace facts about this crazy city in Nevada specifically from The Outlook.
It may be difficult to believe it now, but in a few decades, such important and advanced global cities as New York, London or Tokyo will not play such a significant role as they do today. OUTLOOK, armed with the latest analytical data and forecasts, would like to tell our readers about fastest-changing cities that have all chances to become world centres very soon.
Bali is one of the most popular places to spend winter. Ocean, volcanoes, amazing nature and exotic fruits... But there is also one more reason that not many people know of, yet it definitely deserves attention: Kamasan, a unique art village where namesake Balinese picture art was conceived – as ancient as the island itself. We are going to tell about it today on the pages of the OUTLOOK.
Independent artist originally from the Philippines, Patrick Cabral conquers the world with his unusual artwork. His creations are an innovation that combines the age-old traditions of calligraphy and cutting-edge 3D technologies. His art is a way to change the world for the better, both through aesthetics and through the fulfillment of a social mission.
About Picasso as a distinctive artist, graphic artist and sculptor, we know to some extent everything. Meanwhile, his other incarnations are pushed into the background. Ilya Ehrenburgh once very concisely described Pablo Picasso’s relations with his era: “20th century found in him its own dynamite expert, its own philosopher and its own poet”.
Experienced tourists believe that one of the best sure-fire ways to quickly tune into the beat of another culture is to try local food. In order not to be at a loss when choosing dishes and save precious time for spiritual food, Outlook gives you selective advice on street gastronomy from seven spots of the globe.