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WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR

Wabash Arts Corridor [WAC]: Is mostly about big wall murals.  WAC is spread across seven blocks of Chicago’s South Loop: from Van Buren to Roosevelt and is framed to the east by Michigan Avenue and to the west by State Street.

The area has become an outdoor museum of large scale street art murals -  or Big Wall murals - with an amalgamation of different styles and themes.   There are abstract and portraits,  colorful and monochromes, comic-book inspired, calligraphy-inspired, and even graffiti-like...

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The Milky Way - by Renee Robbins

Location: 1130 S Michigan Avenue

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Renee Robbins is a Chicago based artist. She loves exploring relationship between micro and macro factors in nature and in cosmos. "Life presents enchanting explorations through tiny cells, flowering botanicals, rare specimens, brilliant carnivals, and celestial bodies. I position hybrid flora/fauna within a space that simultaneously evokes the deep sea and the cosmos. Moving between the real and imagined, my painting process...
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Big Wall mural - by Zor Zor Zor

Location: 600 S. Michigan Avenue

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I don't know the name of the mural, so I just wrote Big Wall mural. One day, when I was photo-documenting murals in the Wabash Arts Corridor, I found her working..

ZorZorZor focuses on female forms expressing conscious or subconscious emotions. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Chicago Cultural center, Hyde Park Art Center, Beverly Art...

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Who Do You Love - by Tara Zanzig

Location: 72 E. 11th Street

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Tara Zanzig is one of the more than 15 artists making the big wall murals in the Wabash Arts Corridor [WAC] in 2016.  I was lucky to be photographing the murals in WAC,  and caught her working on her mural titled: "Who Do You Love". Here are some images from the day..

Tara Zanzig is a multidisciplinary BFA graduate from...

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WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR

It largely consists of big wall murals spread across seven blocks of Chicago’s South Loop: from Van Buren to Roosevelt and is framed to the east by Michigan Avenue and to the west by State Street. It began in 2013, when Columbia College launched the Wabash Arts Corridor. The idea was to immerse students in the creative spirit by using urban spaces and reclaimable resources to revitalize and transform the South Loop business district into one of the city’s major cultural assets. The Wabash...

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Agra Fort - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

AGRA FORT is said to be the most important fort in India. The great Mughals - Babur, Humanyun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb - lived here. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travellers and highest dignitaries who participated in making of medieval history of India. No other Fort in India had this honor. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. The forbidding exterior hides...
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Qutb Minar and its Monuments - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Qutb Minar Complex - A UNESCO World Heritage Site - is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The best-known structure in the complex is the Qutb Minar, which dominates the complex. The other very important strcture is the Quwwat-ul Islam mosque, the earliest extant mosque in India, which stands next to the Qutb Minar. Apart from the Qutb Minar and the Quwwat ul-Islam...

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HUMAYUN's TOMB - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Humayun's Tomb was built in 1570.

It was built by his grieving widow Hamida Banu Begum, with the patronage of Humayun’s son, the great Emperor Akbar.

Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Banu Begum.

It located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India; close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila [Old Fort] that Humayun founded in 1533.

The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

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TAJ MAHAL

Taj Mahal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh On the banks of River Yamuna.

It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Built: 1632- 1648/ 1653. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 AD, whereas the outlying buildings and gardens were finished in 1653 AD.

Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahauri

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the...

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