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The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of January 2015

“The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of January 2015”

via “Street Art News

February has just started and it's time for our monthly top 10 street art pieces (ranking based on StreetArtNews' unique page-views), with a brilliant piece from Levalet in Paris, featuring as number one for January 2015.
1- Levalet – Paris, France
February has just started and it’s time for our monthly top 10 street art pieces (ranking based on StreetArtNews’ unique page-views), with a brilliant piece from Levalet in Paris, featuring as number one for January 2015. This new year brings us a wide variety of styles, and several talented artists are appearing for the first time in our rankings – Irony, Gris1 from DMV, Morfai and Vermibus.
Second place this month goes to Irony, one of the rising stars of the UK scene, who achieved the runner up position with his fantastic fire piece. Polling third and fourth are Invader and Gris1 in Tanzania and Paris.
Did your favorite street art piece make our list this month? Stay with us till after the break for a selection of the amazingness included in January’s top 10, and be sure to drop your thoughts down in the comments section!

2- Irony – London, UK
3- Invader, Tanzania
4- Gris1 DMV – Paris, France
5- L7M – Maracay, Venezuela

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Guinness World Record: 100 International Female Street Artists Mural

Guinness World Record: 100 International Female Street Artists Mural

by Vidar via “Street Art Utopia

Street artist Miss Hazard adds her addition to Leake Street Tunnel

By Miss Hazard.

“Femme Fierce, the largest all-female street art event in the UK is dedicated to unearthing and highlighting the best of the burgeoning female artists on the street art scene. Coinciding with International Women’s Week, Femme Fierce is a celebration of women that create art in studios, lurk in dark alleyways, scale roof tops, enter abandoned buildings and add colour to the grey concrete walls that make up our cityscape for the love of the covert and oft-maligned world of street art and graffiti.” Femme Fierce.

In Leake Street Tunnel, south London, England.

A mural of a cat, by Susie Lowe:Suzko (more…)

“Hidden Paintings Revealed at Ancient Temple of Angkor Wat”

“Hidden Paintings Revealed at Ancient Temple of Angkor Wat”

by Megan Gannon via “LiveScience

“Each year, millions of visitors flock to Angkor Wat, an ancient temple in modern-day Cambodia. There, they marvel at the 900-year-old towers, a giant moat and the shallow relief sculptures of Hindu gods. But what they can’t see are 200 hidden paintings on the temple walls.

New, digitally enhanced images reveal detailed murals at Angkor Wat showing elephants, deities, boats, orchestral ensembles and people riding horses — all invisible to the naked eye.

Many of the faded markings could be graffiti left behind by pilgrims after Angkor Wat was abandoned in the 15th century. But the more elaborate paintings may be relics of the earliest attempts to restore the temple, researchers said.

Painting discovery

Subtle traces of paint caught the eye of Noel Hidalgo Tan, a rock-art researcher at Australian National University in Canberra, while he was working on an excavation at Angkor Wat in 2010.

Built between A.D. 1113 and 1150, Angkor Wat stood at the center of Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire. The 500-acre (200 hectares) complex, one of the largest religious monuments ever erected, originally served as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu, but was transformed into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. (more…)