Then and Now: Graffiti Artists Put a Street Spin on Some Baroque Classics

Who knew Baroque style paintings can get so much street cred? Talented graffiti artists give their own brand of street take on some Baroque classics.

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It’s official, I like Baroque-style paintings now. After looking at these art reinterpretations from some of the best in international street art, I’m a believer. Baroque the Streets is a collaboration between Dulwich Picture Gallery and Street Art London and was spearheaded by Ingrid Beazley.

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The collaboration produced eye-catching street art that’s updated to say the least. Baroque masters like Rembrandt, Poussin and Tiepolo would have been proud if they saw their works of art in the streets of Dulwich. The artful recreations pay homage to the Baroque style of painting as some of the best graffiti artists in the world channeled the old masters.

Re-energized and donning street-worthy looks, pieces from Baroque the Streets can pretty up any plain-looking wall. The large-scale murals were presented during the 9-day Dulwich Street Art festival that celebrated art history, artists and the evolving media from paint canvases to huge street art installations and murals.

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Guardian Story Guru and Street Art London.

written by cheeo on 2014-01-02 in #lifestyle #videos #street-art #baroque-the-streets #graffiti #then-and-now-series

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