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Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

All content by Karla Thompson, an ex-pat Aussie living in East London. When not working on Join the Big Picture she is part of the backbone to the Leonhard Pfeifer brand.

Read an interview about Join the Big Picture here.

 

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Detail of Yarn Bombing UK

Entries in street art (3)

Wednesday
Sep182013

Telliskivi street art - Tallinn Estonia

Whilst in Estonia on an indulgent working holiday trip we found a great area in Tallinn called Telliskivi. A semi-used industrial estate with dirt roads and various heavy machinery rusting on grassy patches, the area was dotted with a wonderful selection of local design shops, studios and eateries (our favourite incidentally being F-Hoone) as well as a wonderful gathering of sweet mosaics.

These delicate little pieces lined a massive industrial wall complete with abandoned train tracks that lead us to a super chic boutique beer bar serving well heeled folks with impressive beards and moustaches. We felt proud to bring our grumpy 5 year old to hang with the cool kids.

Monday
Aug122013

Street art, old town Tallinn, Estonia

 

Spending time walking the medieval cobbled streets of the old town of Tallinn this week, and its wonderful industrial areas. Oh happy days lovely Estonia.

Friday
Mar022012

Graffiti in Bethnal Green

Walking to the grocery store to buy a few bits-n-bobs with my daughter, we spied some new street art that we quite liked.

Firstly, it is pink, which is always a good thing for my soon to be 4-year-old.

Secondly, it has lovely ladies dancing in the sky like mermaids, to loosely quote said 4-year-old.

And thirdly, it is an improvement on the grey wall that is underneath it. We also liked the triangles and squares at the bottom of the painting, which led to an indepth conversation about when is a square a diamond, and vise-versa. This is a tricky conversation to have, as it is all to do with orientation. Which lead to the question "What is orientation Mama?". Any thoughts on how to answer that one for a soon-to-be-4-year-old-but-actually-only-3-years-old-right-now? Help please...

A new work for 2012 by *mariusd or MD is on the back wall of the pub The Star of Bethnal Green, on Bethnal Green Road.


Detail of (not the official title) dancing-in-the-sky-mermaid-one and

Detail of (not the official title) dancing-in-the-sky-mermaid-two.