Markthal Rotterdam – a spectacular 36,000 sq ft architectural masterpiece

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Markthal Rotterdam

The Markthal Rotterdam is an enormous new market hall that has opened its doors in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and it’s turning quite a few heads. The market hall is a curiously elongated horseshoe of a building, has a 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. (Photos)

 

 

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‘Brainwashing Soldiers’ mural by Italian street artist Blu

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Brainwashing soldiers

Blu, an Italian street artist, is no stranger to controversy. You may remember his mural at the MOCA that was taken down. It was in an area of downtown that neighbors a Veterans Affairs hospital and a war memorial to Japanese American soldiers, the provocative anti-war piece showed coffins draped with dollar bills instead of flags. (Pics)

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Prehistoric Cave Paintings Made By Women As Well As Men

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The Spotted Horses is believed to be created by female hands

For thousands of years, these artworks have been credited as the genius of cave men.  Scientists believed these artistic visions were dreamed up and executed by male hands.  But after more than 25,000 years, the results of a recent study have indicated prehistoric female artists also helped to create the famous ‘Spotted Horses’ cave mural and various others.

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