Italy Archive

Big Brother is Watching – Urban Street Art Installations by SpY

Pin It SpY ha been making street art long before street art became cool. He has been ‘improving’ blank walls, sculptures, and street signs all over the world for over twenty years. His installations are equal parts funny and ironic. According to his website: “His ludic spirit, careful attention to the context of each piece, […]

Beauty is Only Skin Deep – Fashion Photography by Lucia Giacani

Pin It Lucia Giacani is an Italian photographer who has made quite a mark in fashion photography. One of her most recent series, aptly titled “Under My Skin”, features models posing alongside skinned replicas of animals. The photos were featured in Vogue Italia. Lucia was born in Jesi, Italy but grew up in Rome. She […]

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, […]

Hidden In Plain Site – Bodypaintings by Johannes Stötter

Pin It Johannes Stötter was born in south Tyrol, Italy. He is also a msician who plays the violin, guitar, and the bouzouki. Johannes won the Bodypainting World Championship last 2012. It’s not at all that surprising given his talent and the level of skill he has applied to his work. He usually paints his […]

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 […]

A Close Shave – Illustrations by Derby Blue

Pin It Derby blue, according to Merriam-Webster, is a dark violet that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than plum purple and bluer and stronger than average blue plum. The creator of the wince-inducing illustration above is also Derby Blue. He is an Italian illustrator who describes himself as “male and taken”. He hails from João […]

Digital Flowers by Silvia Cordedda

Pin It Silvia GufoZucca Cordedda is a digital artist based in Italy. The digital flowers shown here are made entirely of digital lights.I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they turned out to be endemic in Pandora, something the Na’vi could wear in their hair. Don’t ask me how she found the time to faithfully […]

“The Hug Project” by Claudia Mozzillo

Pin It After studying advertising at IED in Rome, Claudia Mozzillo worked for 9 years as the art director of Publicis in Italy. She felt a need to grow as an artist and pursued a Masters course in Photography. Recently, she started “The Hug Project”. It’s a series of photographs where she has her back […]

Dark-Surrealistic Paintings by Davide Martini (Hero-Parasite)

Pin It Hero-parasite (Davide Martini) was born in a remote Italian province, always nurtured a passion for art and aesthetics. At first, the passion for hip hop culture and graffiti and then begin to have confidence in the self-taught airbrush, producing customized for each media type: cars, bikes, helmets, mobile phones, clothes and everything. Graduated […]

ZAHA HADID, MAXXI – Stirling Prize For Architecture 2010

Pin It Stirling Prize for architecture 2010 has been awarded to MAXXI. The MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is a national museum dedicated to contemporary creativity, located in the Flaminio neighbourhood of Rome, Italy. It is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. It […]

Prismatic and Surreal Paintings by Joseph Barbara

Pin It Joseph Barbara is from Malta. He has exhibited his work in various countries like England, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, Hong Kong, apart from numerous times in Malta. In 2006, he was awarded the qualifiers award in the International Poster Competition Greeting World Expo 2010 Shanghai.

Dante’s Inferno by Master Ray Villafane

Pin It In November 2008, New York artist Ray Villafane traveled to Jesolo, Italy to take part in their yearly sand sculpting project. Though Ray had never sculpted in sand, he took the opportunity that was offered to create his first sand sculptures. He did so exceptional, that he was invited back the following summer […]

Strange Wonderland by Dennis Ziliotto

Pin It Dennis Ziliotto is a freelance photographer based in Monselice (Padova) in the north of Italy. His work is kind of bizarre and could make us ill-at-ease. However, his models and his techniques are beautiful.

Still Life Paintings by Luciano Ventrone

Pin It Luciano Ventrone was born in Rome in 1942 and moved to Denmark at the age of four, where he hosted by Lady Metha Petersen – a wealthy and most of all a lovely woman who lavished him with gifts. Among them was a box of colored pencils…and from that time colors have shaped […]