At first glance, at a distance, these images look as if they are photos from the war or from the beauty of the machines gracing the skies. Then, one realizes that they capture something that oftentimes is not able to be captured in photos, as well as providing more depth, and appropriate color. These are paintings by the talented Matthew Emeny.
Public artwork allows an artist to share their love of art with the common man. Here are four of the best public artworks from around the world that you don’t need to pay to view.
East Side Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
In many ways, the Berlin Wall represented the worst of humanity. Running through the city of Berlin, the wall divided a nation, separated families, and plunged East Germans into a Communist abyss. When the wall came down in 1990, it was only fitting that some parts of the wall that remained standing be converted into an art gallery. At the heart of modern day Berlin lays a 1.3 km long stretch of the Berlin Wall, featuring art work from over 100 artists. Although a lot of the work was vandalized during the 90s, restoration specialists have ensured that the East Side Gallery continues to be a source of inspiration and hope for future generations.
A light graffiti or light painting is a photography technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera in various directions. It can also include images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. [...]
Every time I walk into a school classroom and see a wall filled with collaged flowers or painted cats which all look exactly the same, I cringe. Every time I see a teacher make a “sample” for the little ones to follow and their busy little hands get to work trying to copy it exactly, [...]
I have always been fascinated, truly fascinated, by the art that can be created out of other objects. I didn’t know the term for it, necessarily, but I knew when I saw it. Hailing to us from the wonderful industrial city of Pittsburgh, comes Mr. David Calfo, giving us his own brand of salvage art and teaching this musician what the meaning of “salvage art” is and a bit of the process of the art.
I am so thrilled to be able to feature David Calfo and his salvage art, a mixture of art, history, and memorization of the past, in Mr. Calfo’s creation in the present, for the future to enjoy and remember with us. Read and learn with me.