Best known for his fashion photography, Irving Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats, still lifes and ethnographic photographs from around the world. For his long-term project Worlds in a Small Room he used a portable studio lit with natural light only. This setup allowed him to stage the locals in front of his infamous stained canvas while still close to their daily life.
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
I want to tell you about the Lebensreform movement in the early 20th century. The problems back then were the same like today.
There are contemporary “back to the land” communities practicing a hunter-gatherer way of life. Projects like this will serve as a touchstone to those interested in living differently.
Kirlian believed that images created by Kirlian Photography might depict a conjectural energy field or aura, that surrounds all living things.
Richard Mosse‘s infrared photography makes you think about the very act of perception.
This is a simple yet powerful method for clear, empathic communication beneficial for all of us.
Étienne-Louis Boullée is the master of monumental cenotaphs. His most emblematic project is his cenotaph designed for Isaac Newton.
Back in the early 1970s, Phil Kirkland created surreal textbook illustrations, mostly for psychology and health books.
Renzo Martens’ Enjoy Poverty is one of the most provocative films that have been circulating the art world since its release in 2009.
Rabuzin found the utmost simplicity, concision and perfection in the sphere and the circle, which were to become his symbols of the absolute, symbols of completeness.
Oscar Reutersvärd is widely acknowledged as the father of the impossible figure.
Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration. The phenomenon is visualized with various materials…
The mere fact that you exist is quite awesome. The way you came into this existence is a unsurpassable miracle hard to believe.
I’m totally fascinated by Hannsjörg Voth‘s structures in the Moroccan desert. There is a beautiful book called Stadt des Orion…
Wim Hof is a modern-day yogi, a teacher of self-empowerment — not a stuntman.
Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists.
Fractals are a wonderful way of seeing infinity. Their beauty is only secondary after that lesson in perception.
A practice of self-enquiry like yoga isn’t on the agenda of a system of control and conformity. But even in East Germany people pursued this path, despite the risk of arousing suspicion.
For more than fifty years the Dillon’s formed one of the most successful and influential illustrator partnership.