Francesco Giorgino, aka Millo created this stunning mural titled “Blind” for Impronte 2016 festival in Avellino, Campagnia, Italy, which is an event dedicated to street art, inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo – famous designer and craftsman born in Bonito in 1898. The mural was inspired by “Rainbow shoes” that were designed by Ferragamo for renowned actress Judy Garland while she was acting in The Wizard of Oz in 1938.
In one of the first scenes of the movie the protagonist Dorothy sings the song (Somewhere) Over the Rainbow written by Harold Arlen. The song, the colorful movie sets and a series of historical circumstances were conducive to the creation of this shoe. In those years Ferragamo began working with the Sardinian cork (a poor material that was absolutely unknown in the footwear industry).
In his artwork Millo captures the magical atmosphere and the story held in the Rainbow shoe. He also describes the human being and the his inability to understand his own magic.
Italian artist Millo, a participant of the urban street art festival in Ukraine called Mural Social Club, decorated a 9-floor high building in Kyiv with the painting dedicated to love.
“It is called “Love Runs the World”. It’s a message of peace in a city zone where there are just blocks and blocks and blocks for kilometers. Someone may say that it’s just a small flower in the concrete, but many flowers do a small garden”, says Millo.
Millo paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of color when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.
“Italian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints large-scale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of color when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.”
– C. Jobson Colossal
Millo took part on several street art festivals around Europe, for example in Vilnius.
See the post about his work in Vilnius, Lithuania here!
~ By Millo ~ Herleen, Holland – Photo: millo.biz
~ By Millo ~ Poland – Photo: millo.biz
Work by the Italian street artist Millo that was painted for the Vilnius Street Art Festival 2015.
He nicely incorporated exsisting windows and other architectural details into his monochromic painting.
You can find it at Pylimo 56 street in Vilnius.
~ By Millo ~ Vilnius, Lithuania