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El extasis fotográfico más emocionante que he vivido hasta ahora. No saben como deseaba esto pasara, lamento por quienes se asustaron, pero mis hijos y yo, estuvimos en una contemplación mágica ayer y anoche.
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Give Me WATER And Bucket
    Makes Me A Happy Girl !
     It Does Not Take Much
   For Smile Upon My Face !







#Face   #Smile   #Water  
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I'm using a custom theme in Gmail on the Web. Check it out on your desktop or laptop. #gmailthemes
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Twenty powerful and moving images from via Viralnova.com
The rest are at: http://goo.gl/wVNirz

Image I selected (I hate thumbnails for posts which contain links...) is credited to Colin Rodefer. Some images in their piece are uncredited.
#photojournalism  
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So last night my husband was showing me some of his Desktop Wallpapers - he finds rather cool ones and I like to oooh and ahh over them from time to time.  We were done his "Pictures" directory was open and I spied this painting of the giant statues in a kind of procession - with the tiny figure of a man walking down between them.

I was like "Whoa! Whoa hold up WHAT IS THAT I need that on my wall, right now that is all up my alley in like, every way."  <-- I think that's pretty much exactly what I said.  Hah!

So we opened it and Google Image Searched it and found the painter (Google, BLAM, knew who it was right away.  Good on you, Google) it is Zdzislaw Beksinski, a Polish painter known for this "Fantastic Realism" style.   Here is a blurb from Wikipedia:

At the time, Beksiński claimed, "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams".

Despite the grim overtones, Beksiński claimed some of his works were misunderstood; in his opinion, they were rather optimistic or even humorous. For the most part, though, Beksiński was adamant that even he did not know the meaning of his artworks and was uninterested in possible interpretations.

^^^ When I read that, I loved him even more.  

8( It is unfortunate that he was brutally  murdered in 2005, but the killer was caught and is serving his time.

Okay, now to the meat of what I really want to talk about here.   First. I went about total apeshit bonkers when I saw all his work. Because this is the kind of art I really get excited about.  Tell me this isn't like Michael Whelan's work.  There is so much similarity here I am astonished.   I wonder if they knew each other or if Michael knew of his work.  Zdzislaw was arguably very cut off from the art world and probably wasn't aware of Whelan -- so it's a mystery.  But lordy their work is similar.

I love to bits that he could care less about what his work "means" because I am in whole agreement with this notion.  I don't want to go into it right now.  That's for another post.

Everything about this work is pleasing to my eye and my imagination.  It's technically superior and at the very same time, opens the mind to let it wander freely.  The symmetry is beautiful.  The minimalism is sublime.  I just love it all.
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