Renaissance masters in Brooklyn streets

Wednesday 29 July, Brooklyn New York - Street artist Owen Dippie pays homage to Renaissance masters in Brooklyn Streets


Along a railway road in Brooklyn, New York, is not where you would expect to see a wall mural featuring references to Italian Renaissance art. But that is just what New Zealand born street artist Owen Dippie has done with his recent creation merging popular culture with Italian High Renaissance. The famous faces of 14th and 15th century artists Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello feature with the colourful masks of their namesakes the Ninja Turtles.

Renaissance Mural Brooklyn

Anyone who grew up in the 80's and 90's is no stranger to the four iconic cartoon characters of contemporary pop culture, the Ninja Turtles, who are named after Italian Renaissance masters.

Owen also recently blended Raphael's beautiful 'Madonna dell Granduca' with iconic street artist Keith Haring's 'Radiantbaby' in another beautiful interpretation on a Brooklyn wall which is being dubbed 'Radiant Madonna'.


Whatever your feelings are on these modern street murals, you have to agree that Dippie is successfully bringing Italian Renaissance art to a whole new generation of art lovers.


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