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July 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

A tribute to Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte.

A mesmerizing motion graphics video (with an original piano score) illustrating and giving life to some of his iconic paintings, created by the creative sound company Box of Toys and video and design agency flipEVIL. Simply magnificent.

via Brainpickings

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Art above time

April 4, 2011 § 5 Comments

It is not a matter of newness, it is a matter of art.  Art that surpasses time. Jerry Uelsmann

Is it Magritte? Is it Escher? No, these are the photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, a pioneer of surreal photography. Alongside his friend Ansel Adams, he created some of the most beautiful images of the last century.  He assembled photographs from multiple negatives, long before the existence of digital media, in order to expose a single print in a process which took at least eight hours.

Surrealism or not? Digital processing or not? This is art. See more photos after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »

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