French Artist Adds Celebrities Into Classical Paintings

People of status always dominated in portraits, not only because of their elevated social rank but also because it cost a fortune to commission a painting. Nowadays, however, there are millions of cheaper and faster ways to immortalize one’s image, making portrait paintings a somewhat unnecessary medium.

Just like the medium, the subjects of portraits have also changed: royalty and nobles don’t have as much importance as they used to have, and they’ve slowly been exchanged for a modern version of people of status — celebrities. Instagram artist Kyès digitally recreates classical paintings by substituting people that were important back in the day with people who are considered to be important in pop culture nowadays.

In short, this substitution works, probably because the classical painting style subconsciously elevates the subject of the painting onto a higher plane than just simply mundane. A modern analogy would be a “star,” which also signifies this sort of specialness. In other words, classical paintings and celebrities are a match made in heaven.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-adds-celebrities-into-classical-paintings/

Weird And Wonderful Illustrated Letters From A 16th Century Songbook

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male contains local and international 500 year old songs and motets. Made in 1542, the 1200-page long book is rich in illuminations, depicting ornamental and historiated initials and interlinear drawings not necessarily related to its content.

Also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai’s Mediathèque Municipale, the late Medieval work consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. And each part features bizarre, amusing and scatological illustrated letters.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/weird-and-wonderful-illustrated-letters-from-a-16th-century-songbook/

Photos of Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin During the Filming of ‘Zabriskie Point’, 1970

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 American drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, and Rod Taylor. It was widely noted at the time for its setting in the counterculture of the United States. Some of the film’s scenes were shot on location at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.

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The film was an overwhelming commercial failure, and was panned by most critics upon release. Its critical standing has increased, however, in the decades since. It has to some extent achieved cult status and is noted for its cinematography, use of music, and direction.

Following prolonged publicity and controversy in North America throughout its production, Zabriskie Point had its premiere at Walter Reade’s Coronet Theatre in New York City on February 5, 1970, almost four years after Antonioni began pre-production and over a year and a half after shooting began, before being generally released on February 9, 1970. Despite the explicit language and sexual content, the film received an R rating rather than an X, in a shift in the MPAA’s policy.


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/photos-of-mark-frechette-and-daria-halprin-during-the-filming-of-zabriskie-point-1970/

“Detached, in Harmony”: Artist Taking Conceptual Photography to New Heights

Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls has released a new series titled ‘Detached, in Harmony’, drawing inspiration from the pandemic, as well as from a renowned 40s fashion photographer. Audiences are invited to experience the first-of-its-kind conceptual art series from above.

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Walls, widely known for his ‘Pools From Above’ series, first set his sights on creating conceptual photography series when he noticed the distinct lack of aerial-based photography in the genre. As he explains, “Conceptual photography is mostly shot on handheld cameras, but I wanted to showcase the value of an alternate viewpoint to convey a meaningful story.”

In creating ‘Detached, in Harmony’, Walls wanted to harness nuance and meticulous attention to detail to mirror the state of the world during the pandemic. Like many, the artist had experienced how distant and repetitive life had become, and placed a keen focus on this element in his work. Through his take on the topic, Walls presents these concepts using repetition, symmetry of figures, and negative space throughout the series – trademark compositing techniques that can be observed throughout Walls’s greater body of work.

Each frame within the series is carefully arranged, placing the model at even lengths and highlighting the shadow cast to highlight our solitude and the lurking darkness of the era. Walls’s choice to have the models posed mid-movement emphasises the uniformity and surrealism of the series. As he explains, “The figures are purposefully static, to symbolise how we have been frozen in time over the past 18 months.”

Walls also draws inspiration from 40s fashion photographer Clifford Coffin’s ‘Models Sitting on Sand Dunes’. Walls’ himself is deeply inspired by coffins, who likewise like himself pushes the boundaries of traditional photography. The artist displays a melancholic sense of loneliness in his series, and balances these emotions with warmer hues, similarly found in Coffins’ work as Walls states “We all belong to something that separates us. It’s a sort of melancholic irony”.

‘Detached, in Harmony’ placed second in the 2021 Fine Art Photography Awards ‘Conceptual’ category, and placed silver in both the prestigious PX3 awards and Moscow Fine Art Awards of 2021. The artist currently plans to exhibit ‘Detached, in Harmony’ in a solo exhibition in 2022.








SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/detached-in-harmony-artist-taking-conceptual-photography-to-new-heights/

カッコイイ!公園で一番大きい犬と仲良しになりたいゴールデンレトリバーの子犬が猛烈アタック

ゴールデンレトリバーの子犬、公園で一番大きな犬と友達になりたくて積極的アプローチ
 地元の公園に遊びに来たゴールデンレトリバーの子犬は、その公園に来ていた犬のなかで一番大きなロットワイラー犬に興味を持ったようだ。

 仲良しになりたくて、ロットワイラーの気をひこうと、体をすり寄せ積極的にアプローチを仕掛けていく。

 ロットワイラーの方は、突然の猛烈アタックに戸惑っているようで、どう対応していいかわからない感じだ。

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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305711.html

黙示録始まった?中国で天空に伸びる不気味な光のビームが。そしてメキシコでも発光現象を確認

中国とメキシコで相次いで不気味な発光現象
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 9月8日、中国・遼寧省瀋陽市の上空に奇妙な現象が発生した。建物の背後から上空に向かってはしごのように光線が伸びたのだ。

 まるで異次元へと誘うかのようなミステリアスな光線がネット上で拡散すると、ユーザーらは様々な憶測を寄せ合った。

 一方で、9月7日の夜にメキシコ南部で、夜空に青や白の連続した発光現象が発生。こちらも「エイリアンの侵略」「黙示録が始まった」といった声がネット上で飛び交ったようだ。
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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305959.html

「ふ、ふあ~あ」世にも珍しい?オオサンショウウオが大口開けて大あくび

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 動物たちのあくびシーンは結構かわいい。たいていの生き物の場合、可愛い。両生類たるオオサンショウウオのあくびも、以外にも可愛かったりするのだった。


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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305999.html

巨大ワニの腹の中から驚くべき2つの古代遺物を発見

巨大ワニの腹の中から古代遺物を発見
 今年9月、イーグル湖でハンターのジョン・ハミルトンが全長4.1メートル、体重340キロもの巨大なミシシッピワニを捕獲した。

 このワニを解体したところ、なんと腹の中から2つの古代遺物が発見された。

 シシッピ州の考古学者たちが調べたところ、これらは古代アメリカ先住民が使っていた可能性の高い、紀元前6000年前の「アトラトル」という飛び道具の先端と、紀元前1700年前の錘らしき謎めいた石であることが判明した。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305949.html

朽ちかけの美学。世界14の印象的な廃墟写真

世界の驚くべき廃墟写真
 廃墟には人を惹きつける何かがある。かつては人が集い、生活を営んでいた場所が放棄され、朽ち果てていくのを待つばかりのその場所には、静寂の中から、かすかに建物の息づかいが聞こえてくるように感じる。

 Facebookのグループ「Abandoned Beauties」では、世界中にある印象的な廃墟の写真が続々と投稿されている。人に放棄された後にのみ放つ美しさがあるようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305771.html

脱獄から30年、新型コロナの影響でホームレスになった男が「刑務所に戻りたい」と警察に出頭

新型コロナの影響でホームレスになった脱獄囚が刑務所に戻りたいと警察に出頭
 オーストラリアのニューサウスウェールズ州で、30年前に刑務所を脱獄した男がこのほど警察署に出頭し、再逮捕された。

 男は、30年にわたり逃亡を続けていたものの、コロナのロックダウンによって職を失いホームレスになったことで、「屋根のある刑務所に戻りたい」と出頭を決意したという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305950.html