Thursday, 26 February 2015

Banksy creates street art in Gaza criticising 'world's largest open-air prison'


Banksy has created new street art in Gaza in one of his most provocative political projects to date.

The street artist's graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include an image of a crying figure wearing a head scarf, a dark scene of children playing on a fairground ride and a white cat licking its paws.

Banksy posted photographs of his work to his official website, captioning his first stencil of the sad, crouching figure simply as “Bomb damage, Gaza City.”


In another caption, he says: “Gaza is often describes as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost every day.”

His final image of a huge white cat appears to be a statement about the rest of the world’s indifference to the Israel-Gaza conflict.


Under the photograph of the large mural, Banksy wrote on his website: “A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.”


The anonymous street artist also posted a video about Gaza on his website, entitled “Make this year the year YOU discover a new destination.”

The spoof video sells Gaza as a desirable tourist destination to viewers with strap lines such as “the locals like it so much they never leave”, which Banksy then counters with comments such as “(because they’re not allowed to)”.

The two minute video also shows a local man’s reaction to Banksy’s big white cat graffiti.

“This cat tells the whole world that she is missing joy in her life. The cat found something to play with. What about our children?,” he said.

The artist, who began working on the streets of Bristol, has often used anti-establishment messages in his work.

His best-known stencils include “Kissing Coppers” painted on the side of a Brighton pub and “Slave Labour”, which shows a young boy hunched over a sewing machine making Union Jack bunting.

In 2013, Banksy undertook an unofficial “artist’s residency” in New York, in which he created a piece of street art a day for a month including his controversial graffiti “Ghetto4Life” in the Bronx.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Monday, 23 February 2015

Giant Tortoise


Rivière Des Anguilles,

 Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Dipsochelys gigantea): This is the last surviving giant tortoise species of those that once inhabited several of the islands of the Indian Ocean. It is one of the largest species of giant tortoises, with the carapace reaching around 120 cm in length, and averaging around 250 kg in weight. Giant tortoises are among the longest lived animals, and some Aldabra tortoises have lived to over one hundred years of age. All of the tortoises in the reserve were born in captivity. 

Photo credit: RosaMaria

Friday, 20 February 2015

Smart Kitchen Ideas


Dzherih Anzhela

  Angela Geri - Jerry Angel - Dzherih Anzhela - Анжела Джерих

The main object of art Angela Jerry - people. Ironic attitude to life is reflected in the works, allowing infinite model form. To see a tangible medium of the world his real spiritual content became the task of the artist .. She uses different manners, techniques, genres and topics, including history, folklore. In different works dominates some direction, but the accents are not critical, because the artist has created his own style and purpose in the sudden light of the presented innovative quests in modern art. What is important is not in itself the universalism of its style, easily absorbing the seemingly incompatible artistic ideas - it is important that these ideas of the author acquired a new meaning, penetrating lyric poetry of imagination. The new avant-garde techniques in the works lose their share of rationalism and turned into a fairy-tale language.
Works Geri attract attention, they are distinguished by solemnity and childlike feelings, it seems that the characters live an independent life.
The artist had not yet reached the peak of his artistic career, has not given up the search path of self-expression in art, but it's huge creative potential indicates that Jerry still will please connoisseurs and lovers of contemporary art.
To date, the author's work can be found in private collections far beyond the borders of Ukraine, in particular, are: Japan, St. Petersburg, Moscow, New York.
The site contains a series of works titled "Cats" and a series of "Characters". It is a kaleidoscope of images, in which each visitor will recognize themselves or their loved ones. These paintings radiate energy, a feeling arises when looking at them can be defined with one word: optimism.






























Thursday, 19 February 2015

David Cerny's "Babies" project

"Three giant babies guard the entrance to Museum Kampa in Prague. These crawling creatures, with imploded slot-machine faces, are part of David Cerny's "Babies" project – a commission to make the notoriously ugly Zizkov TV Tower more attractive. Look beyond the museum into the distance and you will see the result: swarms of these weird mutants scaling the futuristic eyesore, with atmospheric red and blue neon lighting them at night."