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Large Scale Murals of Resting Giants Painted on Streets and Rooftops by Ella & Pitr

September 7, 2019

Andrew LaSane

French artists Ella & Pitr (previously) paint large murals of sleeping characters whose bodies are contoured into the confines of rooftops, geometrical lots, and building facades. Best viewed from above, the murals often feature stripes and the limited color palette of the French flag: red, white, and blue. The artists often tackle politics and social issues with their murals with their murals—such as the global refugee crisis—but they also…

 

 



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A Massive Mural by Ella & Pitr Depicts a Refugee Seeking Passage in France

September 13, 2017

Laura Staugaitis

…of Piney’s Dam in La Valla-En Gier, Rhone-Alpes, France. Ella & Pitr frequently highlight neglected societal groups such as the elderly and homeless by placing them on highly visible urban canvases like snowy hillsides or old airport tarmacs. Their choice of a dam―a huge aquatic blockade―could be interpreted in reference to the swelling crisis of displaced people crossing the Mediterranean from Africa. The artists and their team spent t…

 

 



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Artists Ella & Pitr Paint 21,000 Meter Rooftop Mural in Norway

September 1, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…et art festival opening this weekend in Norway, French artists Ella & Pitr completed work on this absolutely enormous mural on the rooftop of the Block Berge Bygg construction company located in the municipality of Klepp in Rogaland county. The piece is titled “Lilith and Olaf” and depicts a curled up girl with painted toenails dropping a small king from her hand. The work is a tongue-in-cheek depiction of King Olaf I of Norway wh…

 

 

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