Birds by ‘Bordalo II’.

boradlo-2Lisbon-based street artist Bordallo II (previously) recently completed work on two new bird installations, an owl and heron, created from painted trash and other objects affixed to a wall. You can see additional new works by following on Facebook.

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See more via Trash and Found Objects Transformed into Birds by ‘Bordalo II’ | Colossal.

The Underwater Steampunk Submarine Pub.

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But without the hassle of actually embarking on a real submarine? Of course you do.
And now, thanks to 6th-Sense Interiors, you can visit The Romanian Sub pub in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca6a405d464bd7954ad5189cb8791e1d017f9dd23c_660
You’ll find torpedoes, radar systems, control panels, periscopes, nautical navigation charts and curved ceilings – everything you’d expect at this submarine-themed bar that lets you enjoy a night out that’s 20,000 leagues under the sea.
It’s all steam punk inspired decor and fun. Make sure you put this spot on your wish list, next time you visit Romania’s second largest city.
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Read on via A submarine-themed pub in Romania has that sinking feeling | Creative Boom.

Phaedra’s Suicide by Cabanel.

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Donated by Alexandre Cabanel (born 1823 in Montpelier – died 1889 in Paris) to the museum of his birthplace, this painting is an exemplary work by the artist and strongly representative of his achievements and success during the period.
The classical figure of Phaedra’s languid body stretches across the canvas.
Nearly as white as the sheet draped over her, her body dramatically contrasts against the vivid colours of the setting.
The details of the architectural features, furs, fabrics and the servant’s costumes are all rendered sumptuously and create an atmosphere of exotic luxury.
Cabanel used the wife of a prominent banker as his model.
That he could represent the significant classical figure of Phaedra in this way – both frail and banal – was heavily criticised at the Salon of 1880, where the painting’s confusion of insignificant details was also taken to task.
Nonetheless, it was precisely the painting’s confusion of banality and excess that made it a fitting, nostalgic allegory to Second Empire society.
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via French Painting from the Musee Fabre | Alexandre CABANEL | Phaedra.

Creative Art in the Community Streets.

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Nowadays you don’t have to go to a art gallery to see creative art, in this collection we’ve gathered examples of Street Art, which showcase how important street art is to the community.
Imagine turning the ordinary fence, wall or column into something creative by adding in street art. Not only can it brighten up an otherwise dull area, but it can attract visitors to the location.
Bringing smiles to peoples faces and even raising eyebrows, street art can help bring life to a city.
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The opposite to street art is usually known as graffiti, this can have a devastating impact on a community.
Attacking abandoned buildings and run down communities, bad street art can lead to neighborhoods uninviting leading to vandalism.
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via 100 Creative Examples of Street Art | Design BumpDesign Bump.

‘Owls’ by John Pusateri.

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Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls.
Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec, New Zealand and  has a number of works available through Seed Gall.
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via Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri | Colossal.

The Adventures of Sluggo in Michigan.

Do you remember Sluggo, a bright green inhabitant of Ann Arbor, Michigan, we wrote about almost two years ago?
Chalk-drawn by a local artist David Zinn, this little fellow has been playing on the streets, peeking out of wall cracks, riding snow waves, and putting smiles on passers-by ever since he first appeared in 2008.
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Self-taught David Zinn uses simple colored chalks and always improvises on location “while simultaneously sneaking “pointless” art into the world at large.”
Besides drawing, Zinn has taught creative writing and scenic painting, performed in and directed several operas, recorded audiobooks, and hosted children’s radio shows.
Without further ado, let’s see what Sluggo has recently been up to!
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See more Images via NEW Chalk-Drawn Adventures of Sluggo by David Zinn | Bored Panda.