Italy Archive

Shadow Worlds – Installations by Herbert Baglione

Pin It Herbert Baglione is a street artist who loves creeping people out. While visiting an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Italy, Baglione grabbed the opportunity to paint his signature shadow people on the walls and floors of the facility as part of his 1000 Shadows project. Similar silhouettes can be found the world over and […]

A Social Commentary in Murals by Escif

Pin It Escif is a Spanish street artist whose work has also been popping up in Italy, France, and Canada. Unlike most street artists who uses loud, often clashing colors, Escif tends to use simple lines and subdued colors. It is the humorous and often direct commentary on sensitive social issues such as politics, capitalism, […]

Beetle Ball – Automotive Sculpture by Ichwan Noor

Pin It Hong Kong recently hosted the prestigious Art Basel art fair. The fair is basically an international arena where works by gifted, but relatively unknown artists are highlighted. Among those whose work stood out is Jakarta-based sculptor  Ichwan Noor. His piece is a bright yellow, 1953 Volkswagen Beetle cunningly crafted into a perfect sphere. […]

A War No One Wins – Touching Photography by Giuliano Camarda

Pin It Giuliano Camarda is a 35-year-old freelance photographer based in Rome, Italy. His photographs of war-torn Bosnia has garnered the world-wide attention of the media. Giuliano is currently focused on projects with social and humanitarian aspects. His photos have been published in  prestigious publications such as National Geographic Italia, ABC News, Witness Journal, etc. […]

Remembering the Past – Photos by Alessandro Venier

Pin It Alessandro Venier grew up in Pordenone, Italy. This 26-year old photographer has extensive experience in digital post-production, photojournalism, and still-lifes. He has recently started collecting images for a book. The idea is to capture the fast vanishing traditional crafts and the people who still engage in them. Those ‘women and men, witnesses and […]

Modern Day Madonnari: Francois Pelletier

Pin It A hundred years ago in Italy, artists roamed the land. For a coin or two, they would scratch a quick chalk portrait of the Madonna for you. These artist were thus called Madonnaris. Francois Pelletier is a modern-day Madonnari of sorts. He does incredibly accurate sidewalk reproductions of famous Renaissance paintings using layers […]

Surreal Fantasy Landscapes – Digital composites by Luigi Gallo

Pin It Luigi Gallo was near Napoli, Italy in 1993. He studied at “Europa” Institute and got a diploma in graphic design. He’s currently into digital imaging and photo manipulation and his surreal composites have created quite a stir in the web. His subjects are mostly fantastic landscapes presented in a surrealistic. Steampunk loudspeakers, flying […]