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Tuesday, April 28, 2015




Last August, French artist Julien de Casabianaca went to visit Louvre where he discovered a bored-looking girl in the corner of a painting. His first impulse was to figure out a way to free her and give her a second life. So, he snapped a picture of the girl in the painting, printed it out, and pasted it on a building in Paris. After that, his friends started to do the same thing, and the project grew from there.

Nowadays, you can spot tons of outings from different museums all over the world from Paris, NYC to Barcelona and even Rome. It’s a way for people to bring those historical paintings to life on graffiti walls and give them a fresh start.

Ha, imagine walking by one of them and be captured by their unexpected beauty. That would be fun, wouldn't it?

P.S: Looking at art and guardians of Russian art.
P.P.S: Stay tuned for a new and beautiful adoption story.

(via Slate via My Modern Met)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Projects that involve mixing different art-form are most creative of all. I'm flying to Italy next month for a wedding, I hope I get the chance to visit one of those locations.

Sara said...

This reminds me of the street chalk artists recreating paintings on the streets in Florence. I couldn't believe the care they were putting into recreating beautiful works of art on a surface that would be stepped on and washed away in a few hours.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Ha! This post is right up my alley. I wish someone would take this to the Netherlands :-)

LyddieGal said...

what an incredible street art project - I love it!
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Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I totally love this!!!

Art Farm said...

I love street art like this! So unexpected and I love the classical figures juxtaposed in a modern urban landscape. Awesome! xo, Katie

Diana Mieczan said...

How fantastic, Anonymous! Have the best time.

Diana Mieczan said...

Sara, oh my goodness, so spot on!

Diana Mieczan said...

Someone totally should, Marieken!

Diana Mieczan said...

Lydia :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Same here, Katie - so beautifully unexpected!

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