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Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

117 597 feet (35 844 meters) in the sky

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

117 597 feet

All you need is a helium balloon and a digital camera – which you might not ever see again. This camera took shots every minute with its pinnacle point on 117 597 feet (35 844 meters) at the edge of the earth’s atmosphere.

Raft of the Medusa

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Raft of the Medusa

This installation was an open air art project as a tribute to The Raft of The Medusa by Théodore Géricault. Don’t bother trying to look for it, as it originates from 1984 and only lasted for a couple of hours due to heavy winds. And there’s also a Lego reproduction of this painting.

Thx to user Enno de Kroon on Flickr for sharing this.

“What if Claude (Monet) borrowed…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

lilies

…my camera ?” is the question this blogger asked him/her-self. Would he be wanting to borrow the camera in the first place ? sn’t photography everything impressionism didn’t want to be ? Or would Monet be an avid photoshopper ?

Gustav Klimt – Tree of Life

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Gustav Klimt - Tree of Life

An absolute favorite amongst many and a completely unknown artist amongst many others: Gustav Klimt. This painting is called the Tree of Life which has been an inspiration to many artists: Check out this photo, this one and this one.

Max Magnus Norman

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Max Magnus Norman

Something a little different now for our unknown artist of the day. Not just a photo or scan of the painting, but a photo of the artist creating it. This Swedish artist makes some interesting paintings and sculptures and he knows how to write as well (too bad the English translation is a bit off):

“We fear the passage of time thus it unavoidable leads to the decay and destruction of our physical bodies. Why is it then that when we spend our time doing what we find purposeful and entertaining – then this apparently invaluable time flies, life is run fast forward without the friction which makes us sense the movement which is time, as if this earthbound life is a punishment and we are rewarded with a shortening of our sentence when we behave and do things we find meaningful – and vice versa; time can be seemingly prolonged into eternity – and that we perceive as a great torment – when what we do feel pointless and as a waste of time. (Alas; the answer to the question is embedded in what’s written above).”
                                                                                                                                          Max Magnus Norman

And ofcourse there’s Max Magnus Norman’s website and blog.

Spencer Tunick – Nudes on a Glacier

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Spencer Tunick - Glacier

Spencer Tunick is an artist with a concept. He makes installations with a lot of naked people in rather unusual locations and then takes stunning photo’s from them. For his latest stunt he decided to support Greenpeace and move to the glaciers in the Alps. Must’ve been pretty cold. The rest of the photo’s on the glacier can be found on Kc’s log (in Dutch). Other projects by Tunick have been in Mexico, Amsterdam, Bruges, Düsseldorf and many more. 

Matching

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Modern meets Titian

It just works. This reproduction from Titian is a part of the National Gallery Grand Tour in London. It’s title is Bacchus and Ariadne.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Barras on Flickr.