Pierre Narcisse Guérin , Jeune fille en buste (Detail) ,1794
Underwater Photos That Mimic the Look of Baroque Paintings
Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers specializes in creating dreamlike photos of people underwater. Her project Reckless Unbound shows people swirling around one another while wearing colorful outfits. The photos are reminiscent of the paintings of old Baroque masters, who would often paint people floating around in heavenly realms.
Rogers creates her photos in swimming pools at night. The scenes are illuminated with bright off-camera lights, and the shoots often last two to four hours each.
You can see more of her work over on her website.
Surreal photo series ‘Distorted Gravity’ by Anka Zhuravleva, a russian artist and photographer. here
The Surprise (before 1827), Claude-Marie Dubufe. Detail.
Here We Make Love, Paul Gauguin
Jan Davidsz de Heem, Still Life with Lobster, 1650
This still life was like a Pieter Claesz still life on steroids; it kicked things up a notch, and you had to be extremely wealthy to own a painting of this caliber. The sheer amount of objects depicted is almost overwhelming, yet the composition remains balanced. There is a cloth hanging down in the background like a Rubens portrait, lending a sense of importance and nobility to the subject matter. There’s a sense of timelessness to this image, and a wealthy patron would buy it to show their good taste.
Empress Charlotte of Mexico nee Pss of Belgium by Albert Graefle.1868