Touching Photographs of Animal-Human Bonds: Ashes and Snow

About the show:

Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an enduring commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. So impressive that it captures attention of large audience, who have seen this as a special project of artistic photographs and films that show animals in a magnificent way, the way you have not been able to see them before.

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The photographic artworks of Gregory Colbert explore the poetic sensibilities of animals in their natural habitat as they interact with human beings. No longer shown as merely a member of the family of man, humans are seen as a member of the family of animals. None of the images have been digitally collaged!

Authors word:

“In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.”

—Gregory Colbert, Creator of Ashes and Snow

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Other aspects of the show

His 21st-century bestiary includes totemic species from around the world. Since he began creating his singular work of Ashes and Snow in 1992, Colbert has undertaken photographic and filming expeditions to locations such as India, Egypt, Burma, Tonga, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Kenya, Antarctica, the Azores, and Borneo.

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The title Ashes and Snow refers to the literary component of the exhibition—a fictional account of a man who, over the course of a yearlong journey, composes 365 letters to his wife. The source of the title is revealed in the 365th letter. Colbert’s photographs and one-hour film loosely reference the traveller’s encounters and experiences described in the letters. Colbert, who calls animals nature’s living masterpieces” chose to film animals in their native habitats in an effort to be true to each animal’s voice. The film can be viewed as a work of art as well as a poetic field study. The film was edited by two-time Oscar winner Pietro Scalia. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne (English), Ken Watanabe (Japanese), and Enrique Rocha (Spanish). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.

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The Ashes and Snow exhibition includes more than 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a one-hour film, and two short film “haikus”. None of the images have been digitally collaged or superimposed. They record what the artist himself saw through the lens of his camera. While Colbert uses both still and movie cameras, the images are not stills from the film.

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The animal subjects of the photographs and films include interactions with both wild animals and also those that have been habituated to human contact. These mixed media photographic works marry umber and sepia tones in a distinctive encaustic process on handmade Japanese paper. The artworks, each approximately seven feet by twelve feet, are mounted without explanatory text so as to encourage an open-ended interaction with the images.

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Roads Leading to Nowhere: Inspiring Photography

We all sometimes feel as if our life is heading in some unknown direction. Yet, it is the beauty and the misery of unknown that pushes us forward and inspires us to explore it. These amazing photos of “Roads leading to nowhere” are just the images you need to explore that feeling via the art of photography and inspire yourselves for new adventures.

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The photographers have captured these beautiful roads to nowhere scenes with their camera that leave so much more to be desired and maybe filled in with your mind and feeling. Find out where roads of you mind will take you

The Road to the Storm

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Everyone’s Dream Road

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A Highway to the Mystery

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Sand Road to the Sea

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Road to the Misty Hill

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The Blue Romantica

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Black&White Dream

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The Lighthouse

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26 Amazing Works of Hyper Realist Sculptor – Carole Feuerman

Carole Feuerman is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s most prominent hyper-realist sculptors. She has enjoyed three museum retrospectives to date, and has been included in prestigious exhibitions at, among other venues, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.

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Among the notable honors Feuerman has received are the Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, the Betty Parsons Award in sculpture, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize at the 2001 Biennale di Firenze, and First Prize at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. Her work is in the collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, the Absolut Art Collection, and Forbes Magazine, among others. Public collections include The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Bass Museum in Miami Beach, The Tampa Museum, The Boca Raton Museum, The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, The Miami Children’s Museum, Queensborough Community College Art Museum, Brandeis University, and Grounds for Sculpture.

See 26 amazing works from the art collection of this prominent hyper realist sculptor. They are all quite astonishing. Really high quality sculpture artwork

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25 Blockbuster Movies Posters Recreated Using Lego

Posters of hit movies creatively transformed into cute Lego brick built scenes. The amount of creativity and patience needed to effectively achieve this is quite demanding. But, this is jet another from countless examples of what a man can do with magic Lego bricks, which we all enjoyed during our childhood. Luckily, some people kept that unrestrained energy and creativity and are still playing with Legos, but now on a bigger stage.

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300

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Jaws

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I am Legend

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Inglorious Bastards

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Live Free or Die Hard

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Rocky Balboa

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Forrest Gump

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Harry Potter

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X-Men Origins – Wolverine

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Tobacco advertising is the advertising of tobacco products or use (typically cigarette smoking) by the tobacco industry through a variety of media including sponsorship, particularly of sporting events. It is now one of the most highly regulated forms of marketing. Some or all forms of tobacco advertising are banned in many countries. On the other side we have, anti-tobacco ads that are the response to the moves of tobacco industry’s marketing campaigns. Anti-tobacco advertisements generate fear or sadness by showing the diseases caused by smoking are more effective in reaching youth, compared to ads that are funny and entertaining or focus on what is or isn’t cool.

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These ads are very creative, attract attentions and won’t leave you untouched. A fantastic way to do a noble deed of preventing people from destroying their health and the health of others. Check out the best of anti-tobacco advertisements that will make any smoker want to quit this nasty habit and help themselves and the people around them.

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Have you ever thought about graffiti from a different view then street wall’s pictures? Graffiti is not only street art. Like art can be everywhere, in every moment of life, graffiti try to be it, too.  Recently, they started sneaking  in our everyday lives. These are the works of young graffiti artist, alias Nidza Bleja, from Belgrade, who has been decorating apartments with his wonderful graffiti art works. This is a way how life can be more interesting from artistic view. This creative life I would best describe as Graffiti Life. Chose it! It can be wonderful.

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