Ghost signs are old advertising signs painted on the exterior of buildings that have faded into the brickwork or timber. Many are glimpsed only when a building is demolished revealing a hidden facade. Ghost works are collages created by overpainting magazine pages with thin glazes of acrylic paint so text and images ghost through the paint. This collage technique, invented by artist Ray Monde, gives … Continue reading What are ghost signs and ghost works?
For anyone who’s been to Herculaneum, Italy and seen the amazingly preserved buildings, the beautiful frescoes, grafitti on the walls, you’d easily think ‘Nothing can get better than this’. Especially since it’s tied up with sudden massive diabolical destruction. It has history and drama wrapped up. This was 79AD. You can walk the streets almost like they were almost 2000 years ago. You’d only think … Continue reading The most incredible archaelogical site that you’ve never heard of #art #archaeology