YouTube. How Street Artists Around the World Are Reacting to Life With COVID-19. SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | April 23, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
As much of the world continues to shelter in place, those states and countries slowly easing restrictions are heading out into a world adorned with new art. Graffiti artists, street artists and muralists have been taking over public spaces during the pandemic, using their art forms to express beauty, support and dissent. 5 MINUTES - Culture et pop. Covid streetart. Coronavirus street art - in pictures. En images : quand le street art s'empare du coronavirus autour du monde !
Catharsis, messages sous-jacent, expressions de l’espoir, hommages, satyres sociales, échos à la solidarité, humour ou sarcasme… Autour du monde, de nombreux street-artistes de talent ont exprimé leur vision unique de cette crise sanitaire sans précédent.
En cette période de confinement, l’art est toujours là pour nous aider à ouvrir les yeux et à – peut-être – nous rendre meilleurs. En images, nous vous présentons aujourd’hui 30 oeuvres urbaines du monde entier qui se sont emparées du coronavirus, des plus splendides aux plus lourdes de sens. Esthètes, amateurs d’art de rue ou adeptes de spiritualité, et si vous preniez le temps de réfléchir au sens profond de chaque oeuvre ? How Street Artists Around the World Are Reacting to Life With COVID-19. An unknown artist has given a Banksy mural a COVID-19 update. Banksy has been vocal about his social distancing recently, posting his approach to working from home online.
However, one of his famous works has recently been given a 2020 appropriate update. The elusive artist’s Girl With The Pierced Eardrum in Bristol’s Harbourside was accessorised with a face mask sometime during the week, but who was the one responsible for her extra level of caution? 'My wife hates it when I work from home', Banksy says as he unveils new work. Street artist Banksy has posted snaps of his latest rodent-filled artwork made in his bathroom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The anonymous artist from Bristol, UK, accompanied the pictures posted on the Instagram social network with a caption reading: "My wife hates it when I work from home. " The five pictures depict nine rats causing havoc in his bathroom. One is seen squirting toothpaste on the wall while another is spraying soap from a shelf. A third rat is seen urinating all over the toilet lid as, above it, one of his fellow rodents is unravelling a toilet roll.
Another, seen in the mirror's reflection, is seemingly etching into the wall the number of days they've been under lockdown. Banksy rose to prominence in the 1990s and his work usually has political connotations, decrying hunger, poverty, racism or the plight of migrants and refugees. Some of his latest works have focused on the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Banksy pays tribute to 'superhero' nurses in new piece donated to hospital. A new work by British street artist Banksy depicting a nurse as a superhero is being displayed in a hospital.
The piece, entitled 'Game Changer', has been hung in a corridor at University Hospital Southampton. It shows a little boy playing with a nurse superhero toy, while figures of Batman and Spiderman are discarded in a wastebasket. The nurse with her arm outstretched as if in flight, wears a cap and a face mask. The red cross logo on her apron is the only touch of colour in the otherwise black-and-white artwork. The anonymous artist left a note with the piece saying: "Thanks for all you're doing. Paula Head, CEO of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust said that "the fact that Banksy has chosen us to recognise the outstanding contribution everyone in and with the NHS is making, in unprecedented times, is a huge honour. " "It will no doubt also be a massive boost to morale for everyone who works and is cared at our hospital," she added.
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BBC News - The Coronavirus Newscast - Downloads. How has coronavirus helped the environment? - BBC Future. There’s clear water in the Venice canals, blue skies over Delhi and wild animals are roaming boldly in locked-down cities.
The oil industry and airlines are floundering in this new world, and carbon emissions are falling fast. But there are also mountains of food going to waste that our supply chains aren’t set up to deal with. And, what’s more, the radical changes to daily life that we’re seeing now are not – thankfully – going to be permanent. History tells us that when emissions have fallen sharply in the past, as they do after recessions, there’s often a rocketing rebound that wipes out any short-term cut in emissions. (Read more about Covid-19’s lasting impact on the environment.) Is this pandemic any different? Future Planet talks to BBC Minute about the close ties between lockdown and carbon emissions. You can watch the video above. As an award-winning science site, BBC Future is committed to bringing you evidence-based analysis and myth-busting stories around the new coronavirus.