These pictures are a marvelous way to depict the infinite pool of our imagination.
Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists.
Over more than fifty years of creating, Schwertberger’s themes and painting style evolve continuously. The path led from a figurative fantastic realism to an almost abstract, process-like creative flow.
René Magritte developed key strategies and techniques to defamiliarize the familiar, to evoke the mysterious.
Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave’s journey to dissipation, Australian photographer Ray Collins feels more at home floating in…
Malcolm Kirk traveled to Papua New Guinea in 1967. He returned repeatedly during the ensuing 13 years, documenting the extraordinary tribal decorations he had observed on that initial trip.
This documentary from 1996 is a celebration of life.
Alex Grey is best known for his paintings of see-through humans interwoven in the realm of energy. Until I experienced…
The ancient art of wayfinding is an almost forgotten skill once common throughout the Pacific.
Phyllis Galembo‘s pictures reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa.
A cosmic drama featuring the two interstellar repairmen Stel and Atan who rediscover humanity’s true state of being.
Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type of photography called UVIVF or ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence.
Oscar Reutersvärd is widely acknowledged as the father of the impossible figure.
These portraits of the woods are influenced by imaging neuroscience. Especially the colors are reminiscent of the artist’s experience with fluorescence microscopy.
A primal heart still beats in Europe. Rural people all over the continent kept the connection to nature’s rhythm and celebrate the seasonal cycle. They invoke death but bestow fertile life.
Maxfield Parrish captures a light mood in his paintings that feels supernatural and very real and tangible at the same time.
Stanisław Szukalski’s strong nationalistic affinity, coupled with a megalomaniac self-image made him the priest of a nation, that was to hail him the greatest of living artists.
I’m aware of Ana Noble and her life at the navel of the moon (Mexico City) since I discovered her flickr stream many years ago.
Jean Delville was a Belgian painter who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective.
I was told it’s a pity that DOP is such a men’s club. And it’s true, the feminine is underrepresented.…