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Celebrating Diversity #16

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 9:21 PM
What is art?

Black and White Film by kittylove2000 vision of the crime ::: by katworks the other half by partiallyHere float 3/3 by floatlikeangels


I can assure you that the answer I've chosen for myself is probably not the answer that works for you.

letting go by steve2727 Dieselpunk Gynoid 4 by VictoriaGugenheim Organic by IzzyLawlor Gypsy Queen by muradino


Regardless of the differences our backgrounds and experiences bring to the table there are some universals that pop up across media and eras and what have you.

Pathfinder test page #2 by biroons something to the future by biroons Nekocon '07 Illustrations by brandokay AATR-Audition-02 by QueenGwenevere


This time, I've chosen 16 pieces that somehow incorporate the human form.

Coca Cola and Cupcakes by PlaidCushion The boy 01 by Gogolle My Supergirl by Yutaan A sculpt for Alex Pardee by KristinSlavickArt


Celebrating Diversity #1-15 found here:


"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry

Celebrating Diversity Hub

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 1:21 AM
Welcome to the Celebrating Diversity Hub :) This is a collection of all the articles that have been posted under this theme.

We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it.
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places.
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone thinks and does the same and everything is dull and boring and repetitive.


Let's enjoy and celebrate the diversity of this world and this website in particular :heart:

2012



Infinite Dreams by RHADS TITANIA - FOREST FAERIE QUEEN 3 by wingdthing Golden Boy by deignis Commission for Eckohfox by Silverfox5213




A tribute to Jim Warren by SashaQ POST-APOCALYPTIC BIKERS with Filipe by BrandNewNostalgia sunset.. by SpeECc Nightlings by EvanCampbell


2013



Map of Canada by littlepaperforest Organic by IzzyLawlor Sky Viking by jcroxas Accident by KPEKEP












I am the son and heir of nothing in particular by horrorprince ONLY SKIN by roxination miniature ice cream IV by FatalPotato C'est la Vie by JTIllustrations


November


December





2014

January

February



Ready For Xmas. by andokadesbois American Horse by wolfman007 Another world, another time BLUE original version by Medusa-Dollmaker DDF 17 - Donkey Kong by pacman23


March





Tips on finding new, different, unusual unknown artworks




"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry

Celebrating Diversity #27

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 7:00 AM
The idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise here on deviantART. Therefore I decided to browse away from Photography, and venture into areas that I know little about!

 I strongly encourage you to step out of your zone of comfort and take the time to discover or re-discover other types of art. The world is full of wonder and beauty, we just need to take the time and open our minds to see even more of it - embrace the diversity of it!

ARNTIAREL by LUNARIEEN
Silk Kanzashi by Risachantag
Witch ear wrap any tiny ear cuff by bodaszilvia
Catty Noir Repaint by AndrejA
Autumn is in the air by Kinko-White
Bat ears by LilleahWest
miniature ice cream IV by FatalPotato

Yin yang by schaduwlichtje

Set of ear cuffs Garden of Emir of Bukhara by JSjewelry

Titanium Nouveau Eyeglasses by ilkela


“I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.”
― Donzella Michele Malone

Celebrating Diversity #42

Fri Jan 10, 2014, 7:16 AM
As i really enjoy these 'Celebrating Diversity' articles i will be doing it once a month for as long as i have that little heart next to my name.
So expect more different art in the future.

perched among the stars... by craigletourneau Legend of the King by edlo Desert city concept by JJasso
Nefertem Valley by 3mmI Dragon's Nest by Kaioshen The emergence of the unknown by RoadioArts


every new beginning.not what i expected,
but a dozen times better.
i don't trust your eyes,
but your smile has won me over.
two and a half hours in your clothes
before i learn your name.
your cologne is wearing me
and i have been smiling for three hours.
you're trying too hard,
but it looks good on you.
you're smiling at me as though
you're already liking the thought of me.
and  i don't think we should speak again
because i don't want to lose this feeling.
if we keep talking like we have,
you'll only disappoint me.
i won't walk away from this
because what else is worth the risk?
at least the north star
isn't leading the way all alone.
  New Beginning...I can't describe these feelings in words...
But I can try my best to tell you how I feel.
Hopefully I don't start to cry,
Because what this heart feels is completely real.
There are no lies in my eyes when I say I love you...
No tricks, no games when I hold you close to me.
Only a pure and caring love that's true...
One that I know deep down you see.
Looking into your gentle eyes I smile,
Deep within them is a man I've waited for a long time.
Caressing you and kissing you for a while...
Seems like a beautiful... never ending fairy tale.
But we're not dreaming...
What's happening is real...
Our love pours and it's raining,
A mist of our hearts on what we feel.
No other has caught my soul in their hands,
Your soft touch an unforgettable feeling...
Your smile shows me you understand,
This... is the start of a new beginning.



     Book of fairies ... by aoao2 Think Positive by xOronar Ready For Xmas. by andokadesbois
Day 9 by cloduy Everything's Not Lost by goRillA-iNK


"Make your art a gift of inspiration to others to work towards better things."
Richard Schmid (Painter)




Celebrating Diversity #1

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 6:29 AM
Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit! 

Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article ;) The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully experiencing dA myself and I want to put an end to that! 

And now, to the Art!


My motivation?

 
We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it. 
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places. 
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone thinks and does the same and everything is dull and boring and repetitive. 

Do you celebrate diversity?

  • How do you feel looking at something that is different, something that is unusual to you?
  • Are you willing to open your mind and experience new things? 

I have a little task for you!

:la:
Go to the deviantART.com Homepage and browse thru a gallery you never visited before and share with me/us some amazing Art that you found by doing so :eager:

And you know what? If what you find is really awesome, maybe suggest it as a DD to a Community Volunteer! :eyes: 


"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry



Celebrating Diversity #22

Tue May 7, 2013, 2:42 AM
lily by JuleeMClarkPrelude to a Kiss by fattylumpkin50Nymph by FannyPhAndArt
Judith by ranonusSculpture series NO.10 by bbbahrammmjewelry collage by JuleeMClarkReynah by mckadesinsanityRebeca by arantzasestayoVintage pose by Krystalvoyager


"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
- C. S. Lewis


Celebrating Diversity #14

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:25 AM
What is art? Probably one of those questions that will remain without a definite and universal answer. However I think we all can identify art when we see it, even if we don't know to explain why.
 
:bigthumb296454503: ..watch your shadow.. by life-number-9
:bigthumb156067555: .: keep me warm :. by GokhanKaraag

Art has a very personal definition and there are no rights or wrongs. For me, art is to find beauty and something worth taking the time to pay close attention to, in everything that surrounds us.

Non-Places by BenoitPaille And A Morning Has Begun by MartinStranka
Fishers on the sand - II - by JakezDaniel Ground on Down by SebastienTabuteaud

Some people say everything is art. Some agree and some don't. Regardless of your position in this debate I think is safe to say that maybe not everything is art, but everything has the potential to be art, if we know where to look.

:bigthumb326932615: erosion of carbonate by Ceecore
begin to rise by hsnCnc distance. by nrprtm

In a world as diverse as ours, there is an infinite plethora of things which are beautiful in their own way, it's just a matter of having that sensibility to see it. 

Fire ritual by Dream-traveler Redhead III by photoport
:bigthumb161896297: White Christmas by BelaBorroso

For me, an artist is someone who has learned to see that something in things, no matter how small, big, pretty, ugly, old, new, common or rare they are.

piro 04 by niqe Nous ne sommes pas ce que by BenoitPaille
On The Leaf by BokehLight Evanescence by kim-e-sens

Are you an artist?


Celebrating Diversity #7

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 4:55 AM
Writing this article will prompt me to go on a journey into the deviantART galleries I have rarely explored. I've chosen to feature some deviations from the Film & Animation, Traditional Art and People and Portraits Photography galleries!

Film & Animation






Traditional Art



MILLA JOVOVICH by Tunaferit coldberry by agnes-cecile Skogens  Konge by griffsnuff

Yuuyake by AnnMarieBone Mirror, Mirror... by AuroraWienhold



People & Portraits Photography



Lady of the lake by juliadavis Serenity... by januvargas Elfin Forest by EmilySoto

A Cowboys Fire by MikeysPhotos me by MartaSyrko

Previous Articles


Here are previous Celebrating Diversity articles for your viewing pleasure: 

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6


"You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way."
- Lady Gaga

Celebrating Diversity #30

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 6:55 AM
Main idea behind the Celebrating Diversity Project is to post an article with deviations outside of my area of expertise, to step out of my comfort zone when browsing. I found a few inspiring works from galleries I normally don't go through very much, and here they come - hope you all enjoy!


Sharing by markdgrant

How to Defeat Monsters by kajoi

uf2198_hd by 0Encrypted0



 

I am the son and heir of nothing in particular by horrorprince


pumpkin monster by da-bu-di-bu-da
Ab13  Acrobat by Xantipa2


"I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict."
- Donzella Michele Malone

Celebrating Diversity #8

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:01 PM
Most of you know me for my rather dark surreal and abstract art features, often accompanied with melancholic and depressive music. But this doesn't mean that I'm not paying attention to other genres of art here on deviantART. That is why I like the idea of "Celebrating Diversity". It's an "out of the comfort zone" feature, so to speak.

Enjoy!

:peace:

Photography


The toy is still the same but the game has changed by CyanideMishka
The last one. by mitsu-model
Lost Somewhere In Between by oO-Rein-Oo
Extension by Somebody--else
L is for Lost Time by Nilanja
Reminiscing by batmantoo

Digital Art


Leaving by AlexanderJansson
The Bride of Frankenstein by BunnyBennett
Deliberation by Aegis-Strife
The Observatory by 1MAGINATE
Absoland by bib993
Oil and Water by quartertofour

Traditional Art


186 by StudioUndertheMoon
joy working by RichardLeach
Leave Me Alone by Stardust-Splendor
Comfortable evening... by BioBiopsy
The Best Of October III by Manomatul
Fan Art by quartertofour

Literature


  Autumn BluesThe days are getting shorter
and the nights are growing cold.
I am older than my children,
but that is not so old.
I know too much to be talking,
but not enough to stop.
When a pile has a bottom,
I can see who's on top.
The Man says he will give you
something you can use -
then he builds a bigger pipeline
for pumping in the blues.
There is Samson in the temple,
tearing it down with all his might.
Or maybe that's not Samson,
just some fool who lost his sight.
A rich man by the highway
had his thumb out for a ride.
I saw him pull a gun out
when I had driven by.
Some things are made of sugar,
some things are made of mud.
And what are people made of?
Bone and flesh and blood.
For a long time I was healing
and now I think it's done.
But you will not see me limping
if I do not try to run.
October light is shining
like the horn of jubilee.
I may never hear that horn blow,
but this light is good to see.
Going to keep myself together,
with my baby close at hand.
It's a good life we are living,
 

Previous issues of "Celebrating Diversity":

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7


"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry