Forgotten Classical Art Taken From Museums To The Streets

When French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca visited the Louvre, there was one lonely girl that caught his eye; that girl, portrayed in a lonely painting in a forgotten corner, inspired him to help forgotten paintings like her live a second life. He took a picture of her, pasted her up in the street, and the Outings street art project was born.


Now, de Casabianca’s projects has become a “world participative project;” artists around the world have been invited to turn characters from forgotten classical paintings into street art, where they might get the renewed attention that they deserve. Artists can even receive small grants to help them with the cost of printing the artwork. They are encouraged to use clear, non-damaging wallpaper glue and to choose dirty and decaying walls – these are more beautiful and the art there will probably last longer, since their owners won’t care about keeping them clean.


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Saint George(聖ゲオルギオス) Artist: Carlo Crivelli(カルロ・クリヴェッリ作) Completion Date: c.1472 Style: Early Renaissance(初期ルネサンス) Genre: religious painting(宗教画) Technique: tempera(テンペラ) Material: wood(板絵) Gallery: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (NYメトロポリタン美術館)


Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière, (カロリーヌ・リヴィエール嬢) 1806, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. (アングル作) Oil on canvas, (油彩画) 273⁄8 × 271⁄2 inches. T he Louvre, Paris.(ルーヴル美術館)




Sandro Botticelli(サンドロ・ボッティチェリ) Idealized portrait of a lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as nymph), (女性の理想化された肖像画;ニンフとして描いたシモーネ・ヴェスプッチ) ca. 1475 Tempera on wood, 82 x 54 cm(板絵、テンペラ) Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt(フランクフルト・シュテーデル美術館)