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Polar Bear Murals

This Massive Polar Bear Provides Street Art on a Turin Theater's Facade

— October 2, 2015 — Art & Design
This polar bear mural is a project called 'Black Machine' and is the brainchild of the Teatro Colosseo, Square23 Gallery in Turin and a Swiss artist named Nevercrew.

This large-scale painting covers almost the entire facade of this Turin theater, taking months to complete. There is no reason given as to why a polar bear mural was chosen to adorn this theater facade, but its scale and detail are impressive nonetheless. The polar bear is painted as if the bottom half of its body is underwater while its upper body is above ground. The detail in the artwork is extremely accurate and lifelike, even perfectly mimicking the animal's textural qualities.

The Black Machine project is a rather innovative one and prominently features a street art team. Projects like this display how graffiti and street art can be worked into mainstream projects.
Trend Themes
1. Street Art Integration - Expanding mainstream projects to feature graffiti and street art team to bring out innovative ideas.
2. Realistic Murals - Creating large-scale hyper-realistic displays in public spaces as a new form of entertainment and attraction.
3. Animal Art - Using animal art as a narrative to enhance social awareness and influence a positive impact on humans' behavior towards nature.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - Integrating large scale murals as a new form of entertainment for visitors to enjoy and engage with.
2. Tourism - Using hyper-realistic murals to create a unique attraction and draw more tourists to public spaces.
3. Environmental Advocacy - Using animal art as a medium to influence public opinion on environmental issues and drive positive changes in human behavior.
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