paste and paint

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The kids have been out & about, transforming the neighbourhood into a mixed media collage.

“Scissors, paste, images, and genius in effect superseded brushes, paints, models, style, sensibility, and that famous sincerity demanded of artists.” René Magritte

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“If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but thinking of the question that has been raised. The mind sees in two different senses: (1) sees, as with the eyes; and (2) sees a question (no eyes).”
René Magritte

14 thoughts on “paste and paint

    Little bits of Sheffield said:
    May 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is a nice group of shots with added value in the quotes that I have not heard before. Great stuff 🙂


      EllaDee responded:
      May 20, 2013 at 5:42 am

      Thank you 🙂 I have been taking pics here and there but came across the majority yesterday… I have a real affection for the stencils & paste ups.


    Vicky said:
    May 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I wonder if the bunny was ever found?


      EllaDee responded:
      May 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

      I wondered that too. I hoe so 🙂 I love the layering effect of the old paper notices on the posts.


    metan said:
    May 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I love those quotes. 😀


      EllaDee responded:
      May 21, 2013 at 5:55 am

      They fit the street art scene pefectly, I just enjoy it, rather than analyse it 🙂


    Richard Guest said:
    May 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Really interesting combination of text and image. There’s something of Magritte’s dreamlike wooziness about some of the images.


      EllaDee responded:
      May 21, 2013 at 5:56 am

      There’s so much varying media around, layer over layer, it’s got a great feel 🙂


    ChgoJohn said:
    May 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

    The level of talent of these graffiti artists never ceases to amaze and the Magritte quote is perfect for the collage. I really enjoy these posts, EllaDee. Thanks.


      EllaDee responded:
      May 21, 2013 at 6:00 am

      Thank you 🙂 I’m glad you enjoy. Street art is not to everyone’s taste but I love going about my walks and seeing it. It seems real and live, as it’s ever changing.


    Aubrey said:
    May 22, 2013 at 6:30 am

    You should check out these Magritte variations on The Son of Man, featuring pop culture icons:


      EllaDee responded:
      May 22, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Thanks – they are very clever 🙂


    Leanne Cole said:
    May 29, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Is the same thing happening in Sydney, I am noticing that many artists are doing their artwork on paper and than pasting it onto walls, quite interesting.


      EllaDee responded:
      May 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

      I have been seeing paste ups for a while… I posted some earlier sheep… I would love to do it myself 😉


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