Art

May 16, 2021

Shepard Fairey Promotes Peace and Love With Two Murals in Dubai

Renowned street artist Shepard Fairey has made his mark in Dubai's Design District with two new murals. Fairey created the murals, which face each other, in anticipation of his solo exhibition Future Mosaic, 2021 at Opera Gallery. The murals touch on universal themes of peace, justice, tolerance, and co-existence, which were also central to his exhibition. Fairey and his team completed the artwork in just four days using stencils to help outline his graphic designs.

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May 10, 2021

Japanese Town Uses Part of Its COVID-19 Relief Money on Giant Statue of a Flying Squid

A statue in Noto, Japan is stirring some controversy amongst the public. The fishing town in Ishikawa prefecture recently erected a giant 43-foot-long sculpture of a flying squid—a local delicacy. However, officials revealed that the town paid for the statue with part of its COVID-19 relief fund. The Japanese government tried to help regional areas affected by the pandemic by issuing national grants, intended as an emergency economic boost.

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May 9, 2021

5 Salvador Dalí Paintings That Perfectly Capture the Surrealist’s Subconscious Mind

Spanish Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí is among the most prolific creatives of the 20th century. He produced over 1,500 paintings over the course of his long career which spanned from 1910 until his death in 1989. Although the eccentric artist explored other mediums, including sculpture, printmaking, fashion, writing, and even filmmaking, Dalí’s paintings stand out as particularly iconic. He developed his own visual language for depicting his own inner world, dreams, and hallucinations.

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