Pleated fabric. Draperies as a symbol in art
Folded fabric as a visual code accumulates a powerful expressive power. Since the beginnings of classical sculpture, drapery has been a powerful visual tool. In the Middle Ages, it appeared as a symbol of luxury and holiness. In our time, the fabric gathered in folds becomes a pure artistic element to which any representative interpretation can be applied.
It is considered that drapery “elevates” any object and makes it more beautiful. Not only because it is beautiful in itself, but also because of a long tradition that has come down to us since ancient times, in the form of an endless series of works of art Continue reading
OH, ALREADY THESE ANIMALS! PROJECT “WE LIVE ON ONE PLANET”
To draw attention to the protection of endangered species of animals is a worthy goal. First of all, it was her who was persecuted by the famous Moscow photographer Oleg Tityaev, taking part in an unusual charity project “We live on the same planet.” However, curiosity played a significant role. To remove actors, athletes, TV presenters painted under the most different animals, birds and other our smaller brothers is not often brought. Ksenia Sobchak, Anton Komolov, Alexey Mitrofanov, Roman Trakhtenberg, Mikhail Grebenshchikov – more than 50 media people reincarnated into the “bestial” image. Continue reading
FANTASY AND REALITY OF JULI DE VAROKIE PHILOSOPHICAL PHOTO WORLD
She has been in the world of photography quite recently, since 2008, but in four years, Julie has already received seven different photo awards. She is only 23 years old. However, all these “only” and “recently” in combination with the French temperament and philosophical education help her create her own world, reflected in the pictures.
Julie de Varokie is a self-taught photographer from France who started her photo career in 2008. She is still a student at the French Ecole Normale Supérieure, where she received a philosophical education, and that philosophy became the main plot of her works. In her photographs, fantasies and reality intertwined, naive children’s dreams and adult conceptualism, a routine of life and fairy tales. Continue reading