Rome ‘hood gets a brilliant technicolour makeover by street artist Blu

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 31 July 2015

If only every neighbourhood had the Blu treatment! Blu, an Italian street artist, has really made his mark on his new home in Rebibbia, Rome.

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Blu’s incredible new mural on an abandoned building in Rome

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By Kelly Keenan in New Art on Thursday 4 October 2012

Italian artist Blu just threw down an amazingly huge mural on an abandoned building in Rome. Keeping it simple with just black on white, Blu depicts the obvious and not so obvious evils that plague today’s global society.

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Street art by Rome-based Alice Pasquini

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

This is beautiful street art by an artist based in Rome who travels around the world to bring her work to the streets of many other countries. Alice Pasquini creates art about people and their relationships. We like. Right?

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City Plates

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Wednesday 30 November 2011

Traverse the winding roads of Rome with your penne. Jump across the East River with your pie. Take a tour of Tokyo with your rice. No we’re not delusional, we’re just totally hooked on City Plates, which bring urban dining to a whole new level.

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Andrea Pozzo’s amazing 3D artwork

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 22 January 2010

Forget Edgar Muller and Julian Beaver, good though they are, Andrea Pozzo was creating breathtaking three-dimensional art back in the Seventeeth Century, including this, his most famous work, which adorns the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant’Ignazio in Rome.

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Jan Vormann

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By Julia Hennock in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2008

A brick of any other kind would look as sweet, believes artist Jan Vormann. She began filling crumbling walls with multi-coloured Lego bricks in Bocchignano, a little village close to Rome, and was then invited to continue her rainbow reparations in Tel Aviv and Yaffo. Beautiful appropriation or ugly sacrilege?

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