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Manavata means “humanity.” A social movement was born in India bearing that name, with “Humanity is our identity” as their guiding mantra. Like the many facets making up a sparkling diamond, here is a collection of photographs to remind us we are, together, one beautiful humanity.
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
– John F. Kennedy
“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.”
– Margaret Mead
“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.”
– Matthew Arnold
“The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind.”
– Author Unknown
I'm a Dubai based Pakistani Street photographer who is madly in love with the genre. Even though I try my best to convey the spirit of this wonderful city of my birth visually through my photography, the sounds and smells of the streets of downtown Dubai is something you'll have experience for yourself. In addition to Street photography, I'm trying to further hone my pictorial skills enough to break into freelance photojournalism and fine art photography. I also enjoy taking photographs of stray cats - a personal project that is very close to my heart.
'Unseen Stock to art' - All entries and winners !The contest and votings are over and we have found the winners! One was chosen by you in the polls, and the other by myself.
For my winner I decided to have a first and second place, but it was still extremely hard to choose from all these wonderful
entries. You had amazing concepts and created some good looking stuff ! Thanks for taking part and for voting, it was
my first contest and I think it was really successfull (:
x x x
Winner chosen by the community:
"This is where heroes and cowards part ways"
More of his work:
x x x
Winners chosen by me:
(Please respect my personal decision - I know that not all of
you will understand it, but everyone has a different taste ^.^)
One photo - 10 uses +week 41 Photo - 10 uses + Week 4
This is a new feature to celebrate and showcase some of the brilliant Artists who use stock all around DeviantArt.
This weeks photo is:
1 - 2 -
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5 - 6-
7 - 8 -
9 - 10 - Time never stops for anyone by jspanda
Halloween Contest 2014This year...I want to see the terrifyingly haunted corners of your mind!
Take me, where you would normally NEVER go!
Stock and Photo Manipulation
YOU MUST BE CREATIVE!
You MUST link back to this journal so others can join in on the fun too!
You may only use stocks from DeviantART.
You must follow all providers TOU's
You are allowed 5 entries, but only one may win.
Contest begins on 09/01/2014 and
ends on: 10/30/2014.
All winners will be announced on Halloween
All entries must have something to do with Halloween.
I do not want to see pretty fantasy pictures.
If entering with a stock entry, show me something rela
Do you like messing with the divine designs of the heavens that guide the fates of those of us here on Earth… just for giggles?
What if the symbols of the Zodiac were born of Dante’s Inferno, forged in the fires of hell, crafted by the most evil of the eldritch gods or conjured by damnable Demonic agency?
Just how scary could these transformed symbols be?
You have until October 20 to create your own most twisted astrological abomination of the Zodiac.
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This story had us wondering; would Leonardo Da Vinci have kept his deviations in storage, or just deleted them?
The painting is The Lady with an Ermine. Da Vinci’s model is Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan. The Duke is Da Vinci’s patron of the last 18 years. Lumiere Technology in Paris has created a new technique for “x-raying” paintings called the Layer Amplification Method (LAM). A series of intense lights are projected on to a painting. Measurements are made of the lights' reflections and from these analysts are able to reconstruct images between the layers of the paint.
Lumiere’s LAM has revealed two earlier versions of “The Lady” underneath the final, third, version. There is no pet weasel in the first portrait. The Lady cradles a typical pet stoat in the second version. The final version emphasizes a more prominently emphasized “in your face” stoat, now unmistakably an “ermine” since his fur has turned white for winter. The Lady’s lover, the Duke, was known as “The White Ermine.”
News reports about this new technology and the discovery of the two altered versions of the painting have emphasized the wonder of this new high tech. But what of the politics of these two revisions? Da Vinci’s idea? To hint at the Lady’s connection with the Duke by inserting a stoat into her embrace? Then deciding to go bolder by adding an actual white ermine in a pose almost suggesting a couple’s portrait? Could Da Vinci be so bold? Remember, an artist’s patron is pretty much his boss. Perhaps the Duke demanded the revisions, wanting to signal his conquest of Lady Cecilia to all those at court. Or maybe it was the Lady’s idea herself, wanting those who needed to know just how close she was with the Duke. So what we might have here is not so much a new tech story but the very old story of an artist, even of Leonardo’s standing, being dangerously sandbagged into revealing court secrets, either as a means of securing his source of income, or at the risk of compromising his source of income. Even Da Vinci may have been forced to dance to the paymaster’s tune.
With the distance of time maybe art historians feel "justified" in revealing Da Vinci's process, but what are the ethics of revealing early drafts by an artist who decided to "erase" them in a way the artist thought would be permanent?