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.
Schematic illustrations scanned from instruction manuals turned into unsettling nightmares. He achieves a dreamlike other-worldliness only reached by few artists.
Why is it that looking at an open body causes such revulsion?
This message is so utterly beautiful in its implications that I just want to believe it! Love & gratitude materializes in beauty.
The presentation of love as as a skill that can be taught and developed is all the more important for modern humans alienated from each other and from nature.
Daehyun Kim’s Moonassi series is his life-time project. He draws to meditate on himself and others. And the others again can use the drawings to contemplate as well.
This documentary from 1996 is a celebration of life.
Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration. The phenomenon is visualized with various materials…
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.
Seeds are the most complex organs produced by plants, capable of traveling space and time to ensure the biodiversity of our planet.
Every belief system has to offer a good story. The more poetic and sensational the more likely to find followers. Paul Gustave Doré‘s way of depicting Christian imagery is a great example.
In 1912, the pitface miner Augustin Lesage heard a voice telling him that he was going to become a painter…
Phyllis Galembo‘s pictures reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa.
In this lecture Terence unfolds an ocean of ideas, a metaphor for the psychedelic dimension you are sailing out onto to cast the net of the human imagination to retrieve novel ideas out of the chaos.
Spencer Tunick photographs individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together.
Minoru Nomata paints fantastical structures and towers, standing isolated in front of a subdued sky. Their purpose is mysterious.
Be warned, looking into somebody else’s eyes might never be the same again after seeing the following pictures.
I wanted to make a post about the Brazilian visionary artist Tuco Amalfi for some time already. Now I saw…
Roger Caillois’ involvement with stones isn’t so much on a scientific level, he more created a philosophy around the inner worlds of the stones.
Alexander Ross’ hyper worlds of cellular growth and green towering vines are one of a kind.
Roger Dean is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in…