July 6, 2018

"These delightful street 'carpets' by artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré (or Ali) of Rennes, France, overlays beautiful, abstract representations over an existing urban context..."

Treehugger reports — without more detail on that name "Ignoré." The word translates as "unknown." I assume it, like the acronym "Ali," are assumed names, chosen for a reason. I'd like more detail. Look at the photographs of the artwork at the link and weave your theories.

Note: It should be "overlay," not "overlays." And "overlay... over" is bad.

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AND: In the comments, SeanF very aptly says, “Note: It should be "is an assumed name," not "are assumed names." And "assume... assumed" is bad.”

19 comments:

J. E. Malthaus said...

I really like those.

They don't even make me feel uncomfortable.

-LWL

Paco Wové said...

How permanent are they? I assume the city officials are ok with them, considering their size and placement.

Phil 314 said...

Who pays street artists? The Department of Public Works?

Ann Althouse said...

They are painted on. It's not just chalk. But people are walking on them.

Hagar said...

Flekkefjord is the former capital of the Norwegian whaling industry.

SDaly said...

Much prefer this type of 3D street painting.

I'm probably reading too much into it, but having lived in the Middle East, the ornamentation pictured in the story strike me as Islamic, and could be seen as a stamp on public places if true.

This quote from the artist furthers my suspicions:

Developed in diverse social and geographical contexts, ornamentation offers many sources of inspiration and paths of research. [I am] interested in the evolution of ornaments across the history of art and the role it occupies in our civilizations. [,,] The spaces on floors, walls and roofs are home to paintings with black and white patterns and of botanical inspiration. The ornaments created reveal the cultural mixing of our contemporary cities but also produce a contrast with the aesthetics of the modern city.

Hagar said...

"Krambua" = "Odds and ends store."

stevew said...

Very cool.

-sw

rehajm said...

It's been done.

Fernandinande said...

SDaly said...
I'm probably reading too much into it, but havihttps://www.artistaday.com/?p=24845ng lived in the Middle East, the ornamentation pictured in the story strike me as Islamic, and could be seen as a stamp on public places if true.


I thought that seemed pretty obvious, what with the "Ali"; it's like putting up a flag.

Arthur-Louis explains the work by saying, "It’s a way for me to interfere with people’s everyday life."

Sebastian said...

Next, a portrait of the prophet?

Quaestor said...

And "overlay... over" is bad.

Not half as bad as "existing urban context".

Kimberley, sweetheart, (Yes, I know. You labor under the cloud of having been named Kimberley.) It's a fucking pavement.

The Drill SGT said...

Those prayer rugs will come in handy as the new Caliph and his administration take over

Jupiter said...

"Look at the photographs of the artwork at the link and weave your theories."

My theory is that the son-of-a-bitch wants to kill me and enslave my children. I hope someone runs over him.

SeanF said...

Althouse: I assume it, like the acronym "Ali," are assumed names, chosen for a reason.

Note: It should be "is an assumed name," not "are assumed names." And "assume... assumed" is bad.

Henry said...

Pretty cool rooftop mandala.

And a tiny bit more background + more images.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

So, now what we need are many pots of different neon, loud and clashing colors in paints and fill in all the blank spaces to create some retro Psychedlic Mandalas

California Snow said...

If you want to see some beautiful street carpets get yourself to Antigua, Guatemala the week before Easter (Semana Santa). Gorgeous sawdust street carpets that the processions eventually walk over.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=alfombras+semana+santa+antigua&qpvt=alfombras+semana+santa+antigua&FORM=IGRE

Ann Althouse said...

“Note: It should be "is an assumed name," not "are assumed names." And "assume... assumed" is bad.”

So true!!!