Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Three Muses: Artist of choice.

Secret Artists.
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I have always been very fascinated with the street art of the world...not 'tagging'... but 'proper' spray can art that has been very much maligned for many years.
The tide has turned and there are now many 'outdoor' galleries in lane ways, on buses, on abandoned anything...but in Melbourne, Australia they have taken it a step further and have opened galleries in lane ways that change about every couple of months. Some of these works are now being 'collected' by the National Gallery of Victoria as part of their art collection. How do they do this? By simply buying a piece on the wall and covering it with a sheet of perspex to keep it from being covered with other art.
It blows my mind... the talent of these "Secret Artists"!!

19 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic take on this theme, you've choosen great secret artist works.

Lori Saul said...

A wonderful collage of street art. I too am drawn to the honesty and unpretentiousness of this vibrant form of art!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, brilliant and creative. Very original, great piece!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful! Love your choice. You would love to see the beautiful art in the alley-ways in Quebec City, in Canada. Struggling artists painting their way through the cold winter to set up their wares in early Spring. I love it there.

Ozstuff said...

Glenys, your street art is magnificent! The colours are so rich and vibrant and I love the graffiti shaped framing effects - everything adding up to fantastic creativity and art work.

I really appreciate your comment on ads in challenges. We do work hard at keeping the challenges friendly places to visit and it puts a sour taste in the mouth when these blatant commercials turn up. Thanks for your support.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Last summer I was on vacation in Berlin Germany and saw masterpieces like your art painted on the Berlin wall Glenys !!
The Germans allow REAL graffiti artists to draw on the wall and it's now a protected piece of art !
Great choice !!

Grannie Annie said...

A unique and wonderful choice Glenys...I love well done graffiti and wish I could dedicate the outside walls of my house to it with out a neighborhood rebellion LOL
I adore your picture it is gorgeous!!!

indybev said...

What a feast of color you've given us, Glenys, along with interesting information. It's about time some of these very talented street artists were acknowledged! Thank you for bringing this to our challenge.
(Thanks, as well, for supporting our stand on blatant advertising. )

Judy said...

Now this really is proper 'Tag Art' Glenys, unfortunately I don't see so many masterpieces like this here in NZ! I love that you have brought this art to the fore, today, brilliant vibrant colours - you've brightened my day! Recently saw a TV programme where street taggers were brought together by an artist who encouraged them to produce art like yours, the taggers were very proud of their exhibited art in the end!

Christine said...

HI, Glenys, I'm also a graffitti appreciator and when I travel I try to took some photos of them as an attempt to keep them alive, as you know, they don't last long. Very this initiative in Melbourne. Love your colorful collage.

Junibears said...

A brilliant entry for the challenge Glenys. And thank you for the info. Great! xx

Taluula said...

Glenys, How fabulous is this and such a tribute to all those unknown artists who brighten up our day as you have done here.

Yvonne said...

Love this, all the bright vibrant colours, Glenys!

Jackie said...

This is amazing, and thank you for your alternative take on the theme.

peppapig said...

Cool piece!!

see you there! said...

Truly an original response to the challenge. I love the colors in your collage.

Darla

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Wow Glenys.....This is just Fabulous......

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I love that this is what you chose for this challenge! There are a lot of talented people out there doing this. I hope more places can learn to see it as an art form and not a crime.


Betty

Kati said...

What a great idea - love it.