Losing Touch with Reality through Surrealism

Pop Art, Art, Surrealism

Image Credit: David Bruyland

To abandon one’s thoughts through the irrational juxtaposition of imagery and imagination…how surreal is that?

The Sun Sets Sail. Images by Rob Gonsalves

Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

Image Credit: Jose Roosevelt, “Autumn’s Story,” 2002

Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Surrealism, Pop Art, Art

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Mindblowing!!! 😀

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The Art and Poetry of Music That Makes You Move

Dancing

Put on your dancing shoes and let’s dance! Stroke your art brush with the fluidity of vibrant, festive paint and watch your canvas dance. Dip your literary pen in the finest hues of ink and allow the sword of colors to engage in swashbuckling adventure.

Music Makes You Move

Dance styles, origins and fads
form a novelty during a time
where the fashion and pulse of music
possesses body movements like a puppet on a string.

Do you remember the dance of your era
were you a dancing machine or had two left feet
whether a waltz, tap or the jitterbug
the rhythm makes you move to a spiritual beat.

Do you smile when you remember the boogie-woogie
the Charleston, quickstep or Calypso
do you laugh when you recall the jerk or funky chicken
doing the Macarena, the pony or disco?

Are you serious when you dance the foxtrot
do the hustle, tango or salsa
are you carefree when dancing hip-hop
what about the twist, shag or rumba?

Are you regimented with ballet or ballroom
doing the robot or Irish step-dancing
regardless of the timing or the instrumental beat
the rhythm fits a mood, whether celebrating or romancing.

© 2013 Wings of the Wind: A Cornucopia of Poetry

Turning Seashells into One Shell of an Art Masterpiece

Seashells, Seashore

Was it Susie or Sally who sold seashells by the seashore? Since Memorial Day unofficially kicked off the season of summer, beachgoers are embarking on the coastal shores for some fun, sun, rest, relaxation and shell collecting.

Collecting seashells no matter what kind they are that wash up on the seashore, unleashes creativity for a smorgasbord of shell art to reach beyond your imagination. So if you’re looking for a little inspiration to create your shell of an art masterpiece, here are some fun and festive ideas to be inspired by.

Seashells, Seashore, Seashell Art

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Seashell Art, Seashells, Seashore

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Shell Lovebug, Seashells, Seashore, Seashell Art

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Seashells, Seashore, Shell art

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Seashells, Seashore, Shell art

Image credit: Courtney Mattison

Seashells, Seashore, Shell art

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Seashells, Seashore, Coastal

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The Art of Antelope Canyon

Sun Rays On Rock Formations

Nona Lohr

This is an amazing photo of sun rays piercing into one of the huge, colorful rock formations located in Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

Purple rock formations in Antelope Canyon

Purple rock formations in Antelope Canyon | Nona Lohr

Scenic Antelope Canyon was formed by sandstone erosion

Scenic Antelope Canyon was formed by sandstone erosion | Jean Beaufort

Caves at Upper Antelope Canyon

Caves at Upper Antelope Canyon | Terri Thompson

Lower Antelope Canyon

Scenic Slot in Lower Antelope Canyon | Jean Beaufort

Got Leftover Paint? Ever Thought About Painting Your Body?

Art, Body Painting

Photo by: Courtesy of the World Bodypainting Festival

What do you think about a kaleidoscope of paint slathered dramatically all over your body? Yes? No? Well, body painting has evolved into an art form that uses the human body as a canvas for elaborate paint motifs. As a matter of fact, body painting has become a worldwide artistic culture.

You can become a part of this worldwide celebration of visual art at the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt Austria, July 8-14, 2018. So if you’re not shy, don’t mind going in the buff and will allow your body to be slathered with paint, I say go for it. If you are an artist or one who appreciates extreme body painting, then you may want to check out the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria. Click here for more details.

#wbfestival2018 

Paint, Art, Body Painting

Paint, Art, Body Painting

Paint, Art, Body Painting

Art, Body Painting

Body Painting, Art

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Poetry of an Origami Dance

Origami, Art, Paper, Paper Folding

Remember those paper airplanes we used to fold in school, take aim and then send them airborne where they quite possibly ended up landing somewhere in the vicinity of the teacher? Getting caught wasn’t funny then but this was my first introduction to origami. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867).

The practice and application of mathematics allow origami artists to construct a variety of geometrical designs. There are several types of origami: Action origami, Modular origami, Wet-folding origami, Pureland origami, Kirigami, Strip folding and Origami Tessellations. Semi to very intricate designs requires disciplined patience, practice, and precision. Are you an origami artist?

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Poetry of an Origami Dance

Crease fold, crease fold, shape
three-dimensional paper
colorful textures.

© Kym Gordon Moore

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding

Origami, Japanese Paper Folding