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Writing trials

Posted in Arts and Humanities with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by silkysecrets

man typing on a computer keyboard

I was doing the thorough cleaning the other day when I bumped into the box with my old stuff. Like really old, there were some old souvenirs and concert tickets and, surprisingly, my old notebooks from my middle school time. There were some short stories and poems that I wrote back those days. I spent 40 minutes on reading them and gosh they were awful! I felt the urge to burn them down immediately right in the middle of my living room and thought: “Oh God, I hope no one read this!”

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Art Criteria

Posted in Arts and Humanities with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by silkysecrets

In all the times the people did their best to understand what art is. Artists and art analysts argued and discussed the criteria of art. Tastes differ and each person may have his or her own opinion on art. You come to an art gallery and choose the paintings and objects that attract you. Some people value the beauty of art, other people suppose that art should be realistic. The third ones may consider the most important aspect of art to be the fact that it should express feelings and emotions. There are a large number of paintings in the world and the ones may be characterized by the photographic fidelity while the others perfectly transmit the mood of the author being totally abstract.

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Eirik Johnson photography.

Posted in Arts and Humanities with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by silkysecrets

Eirik Johnson is an American photographer mainly known for his pictures of remote and abandoned places. Currently Johnson lives in Boston. Johnson is one of those photographers who see beauty in ordinary things. The compositions of his images are simple and beautiful at the same time. Thus his series Borderlands depicts landscapes on the border of contemporary environment. He tries to depict the border lying between public and private, wild and domesticated. “It is in these non-spaces that temporary relationships occur as forces of nature – flooding, brush fires, tidal change – come into contact with the physical presence of the urban environment. The photographs portray in detail the quietly unfolding dramas and uneasy beauty of these encounters”, says Johnson himself. Those photos are simple and familiar to all of us. Johnson tries to show our presence and inevitable detach from landscapes.

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