Venus snoozing in Medellin's Botero Plaza

The World’s Coolest Square: 49 Photos From Medellin’s Botero Plaza

t didn’t take me long to decide that Botero Plaza was among my favorite public gathering places in the world. And that’s only partly because it’s the eponymous square of one my favorite contemporary artists. Situated in the Old Quarter of Medellin’s city center, it’s home to 23 sculptures by …


Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting in Bavaria: 14 Examples

I mentioned Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting, in my 68 Hours in Garmisch-Partenkirken Notebook post yesterday, but feel it needs a little further explanation. And more examples. Lüftlmalerei refers to the colorful frescoes that are commonly seen on the sides of houses, hotels, storefronts and shops throughout not only GaPa, but …

Hand (Mano) by Fernando Botero

Botero’s Hand

To celebrate Piran Café’s 50th (!) straight Pic du Jour, I thought I’d give myself a hand. This is Mano, or Hand, by Fernando Botero, one of 23 sculptures by the Colombian artist that sit in his eponymous square in Medellin. It’s a very welcoming space, one where seemingly everyone …

Siu i Moana I, Dame Robin White / Ruha Fifita, 2011

Robin White, Across the Pacific

This is Siu i Moana I by Robin White, one of three pieces by the New Zealand artist that were part of the exhibit Kermadec – art across the Pacific at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) in Santiago, Chile, the first half of last year. The large pieces, measuring …

Artists at work on the Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Portrait Artist with Bob Marley and Che (Pic du Jour)

On the Malecon 2000, the boardwalk along the Guayas River in Guyaquil, Ecuador, 14-May-2013

Racismo, Vidal Cussi, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) - Plaza, La Paz, Bolivia

Vidal Cussi – the Power of Silence

Works that create layers only to tear them down.

Azram’s Blue Fish

Azram’s Blue Fish – LJ Pic of the Day

Fukushima bluefin tuna is everywhere. Even in central European railroad underpasses.


Fight Your Idols – LJ Pic of the Day

That’s the name of this piece by Slovenian artist Matej Jarc, currently on display as part of the 4th Independent Biennial, or Bienale neodvisnih, whose mission is to promote independent Slovenian illustration.

Imam/o Problem (I/We Have a Problem), Primož Zorko

6th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications Opens in Ljubljana

Here are a dozen shots from the 6th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications, which opened last night at the National Gallery here in Ljubljana. The exhibit, which runs through November 24, includes 249 pieces of what the Brumen Foundation, sponsor of the event, calls the 249 best works in the …