Romina Ressia: Pattern recognition
Living endless in my imagination world...
The Surreal Landscapes and Labyrinths of Raffaello Ossolavibrant dramatism and invented landscapes create an exciting space for the viewer to explore and ponder. Each one offers an opportunity to imagine yourself in his universe, wandering through mazes or floating around trees. Although Ossola takes liberties with his compositions, ultimately they retain the verticality/gravity that we are familiar with. Where he leaves the laws of our world more readily are in his pools. They seem to be reflecting a cloud, moon, or other objects in the sky, but the eye reads it more as if the elements mentioned are situated in an environment within the water. The surface of the water appears more like a penetrable glass casing than a body unto itself. It’s mesmerizing to see.
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena teaches us about yet another amazing form of lightning: Red Sprite Lightning. Slovenian photographer Marko Korošec was chasing storms in Vivaro, Italy when he captured these spectacular images of red sprites flashing above a storm taking place over the central Adriatic sea.
"Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds, or cumulonimbus, giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground. Sprites appear as luminous reddish-orange flashes. They often occur in clusters within the altitude range 50–90 km (31–56 mi) above the Earth’s surface.”
When red sprites flash they only last for a millisecond, so getting to see their beautiful display preserved in dazzling photos like these is an exceptionally rare treat.
Photos by Marko Korošec via Solent News/SIPA Press
One cannot but admire the extravagant costumes worn by toreros, which echo the flamboyant style of 19th-century dandies and are meticulously embroidered using shiny golden and silver thread — thus earning them the name ‘suit of lights’ (or ‘traje de luces’ in Spanish). in a detailed, almost photorealistic style. Influenced by the style of Spanish master Diego Velázquez, Gaillard’s subjects are placed against a dark background with their backs turned to the viewer, thus making their dazzling costumes the centre of attention.
Christian Gaillard’s impressive paintings are currently on display at the Connoisseur Art Gallery in Hong Kong, as part of the artist’s third solo exhibition in the city titled ‘De Luz’ (16-28 October, 2014)
NB: We are interrested by embroidery of Spanish extravagant costumes.
Because regarding bullfighting, we condemn these cruel old practices, bloody and sadistic. Knowing that the bulls are practically blind!
Imaginatively Surreal Photography byDiggieVitt
Diggie Vitt’s photography extends the boundaries of reality in mind-blowing ways that range from subtle to outlandishly impossible. In one photo Diggie’s model is steaming with heat rolling from his body, a surreal look at man, but in the next photo the same model has flames bursting from his sleeves while in relaxing motions he wipes sweat from his brow. Diggie’s photographs take us on journeys of fun and confusion. The child in all of us would love to be lighting the giant candle atop a massive cupcake before we dive into to fill our childhood fantasies. Who among us can imagine our heads wrapped in thick flaming ropes? Diggie Vitt can imagine it and photographs it for us.
The amazing imagery from Diggie Vitt helps expand our view of reality and fantasy in fun and sometimes unsettling ways. A visual feast of excitement is found in every collection from Diggie.