The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:
So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge a
Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith PhiloI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith Philo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tibetan Boy by william690cJohn Wayne by CubistPanther
Axel by elektroyuKatherine Pierce - Vampire Diaries by AuroraWienholdBremen by AzanyThe library mouse by dh6art
:thumb281345877:la nostra infinita abnegazione by agnes-cecile'Breezy Days' Oil on Canvas - Robert Hagan by robert-hagan
My RISD Bike Drawing by PheoniicAn elderly man by FairyARTosQuiet desperation by Greyfox-omega
Imagine by DanielGrzeszkiewiczA Short Silence by hyper-tom
Together by DanBurgessTheArtistBearly Interested by CristinaPenescuforest road by VityaR83
Wind by rodluffAngels hide from the sun by YannickBouchardGentle by eajnaAll The Way by indra15
Albus Dumbledore by SilentKWSchizophrenia. by DasvidanyaMelody for the Primordial by jasinski
Princess by suzanastojanovicGentle Friend by Jeanne-LuiEhrenpar2 by Julyart
drawing1 by kamilsmalaCrayola Gron by marziipornSubmergence by Sheloize
A DATE WITH THE RAIN - LEONID AFREMOV by Leonidafremovgirl in the water by SveraTiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Tiger close up. by LukeT66Taylor Swift Pencil Drawing 2 by theGaffneyOwl Scratchboard AUCTION by TamberEllaCalm Before the Storm by Face-Reality
Ernst VII face detail by BenbeHannelore by SineSensus:t
Best of May 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in May, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of May 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sweetness by MyLifeThroughTheLensCurious Cheetah Cub by MorkelErasmus
Masa Sara by Cwithe
Drevdagssjon by DaXXeUp by JaimeIbarra
Going home by PawelMatys
The Last Gentle Lights by LG77
Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
Fairytale collection 13Fairytale collection 133 years ago in Personal More Like This
The coldness of dreams by olivier-ramonteu here comes the sun by hungryheart83
sea wind by vvola The WaterNymph by Vanilladisaster Longing by Meravigiliosa
Watch me fall apart by Meravigiliosa wish u were here ... by Sssssergiu shout by Sssssergiu
druid by Knupph Ukrainian by Emmatyan stay by missKitiketka
Gaia Project III by dorukseymen sun sun sun by BirdSophieBlack swamp witch IV by BirdSophieBlack
sun kissed. by HelenaRey Lawenda by madziix my own paradise. by HelenaRey
wind by IlonaShevchishina Down by the Riverside by iNeedChemicalX ophelia by robinpika
Phoebe IX ( in Flowerland ) by justJAZZ In the heart of forest by Lazettchan wild green by CristianTudose
happiness by milkshakePowerrr burning sun and the moon 15 by cangurgel somewhere over the rainbow by i-m-light
Medusa II by paintedpoppy winter forest by saniakhanphotography 2011-081 by rainris
Forest birds cloak. by Fairysiren Eugene . . by iliushka Paris Blue by haania
D057 by miobi The moon above you and the streets below by Vanilladisaster original sin by ezorenier
Portfolio by aufzehengehen the world is cold now by stephaniethy Jungle by silverwing-sparrow
fr II by Knupph _Gold. by Bloddroppe #1 by thon94rt little freedom by sirbion
City Wild by EmilySoto Summer paradise by mniami autumn beauty by Firiless tara------- by matmoon
ashes. by smallvillian :thumb313324492: :thumb31427634
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 4BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX piano lessons and self portrait by KizukiTamura BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX
Untitled by alisinwonder DOMESTIC STRANGER (edit) by chryssalis Untitled by alisinwonder
Untitled by JFBAYLE FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas Untitled by JFBAYLE
004 by pyros __ by windrides 004 by pyros
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou
one year membership to winner of eventahoyone year membership to winner of event3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i know what some of you may think here, "well, my skill level isn't going to win me anything here"
my friend, that is not the case in this event. ALL entries will be have the same amount of chance, the final winner is not based on how well the drawing or writing is done. the winner will be RANDOM. you are asked to do your best because you owe it to yourself for a good piece of work. The final piece will remain your own property, im just trying to get some activities going here. XD
you need to do one of the following to quality as an entry.
1. a drawing of a lamia in any media (traditional, digital, photo-manip, also welcome)
2. a short story involving a lamia. preferably no longer than 1 page.
there are a few versions of the lamia monster, what i am looking for is the one that is top half human, and lower half snake. now most of these are portrayed as female, but if you are up to it, feel free to make a male one.
also regarding the hair, you are free to make it snake hair or norma
FINAL FEATUREFINAL FEATURE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mother Earth Is Hiding by dalifan-teresaMatricide by Azurenex
Evil Sister by haukwan6mary-christ mess by shochinFEBRIS by mistertrece
time by eamaneeHandy by meregoddessHand of Hands by acrossland
Dining On Happiness by ArtByCherTemptation 1 by ArianeJurquetProblematic Lust by live-by-evil
Bipolar Interface vers. 2 by Karolusdiversion:thumb289306217:Exposed by asunder
Watercolor Self Portrait by KittyDarkloreGirl with possum by LaudanumMaryluxe Sorrow by MonaParvin
CAVALCADE by amartinsdebarrosLife.. and death by Redjuice:thumb213060336:
:thumb258481258:Convulsion by WorlockMolly+ROSE DESTINY+ by cheeseyshay
Sign by anitadunklautumnal by essencestudiosefflorescence by flowwwer
Abyss by luka-basyrov-artThe Morrigan by ElenaFortunaMeolaa by acIrmo
Fire by hayleybaileysFall by EvilineMoonfleshGray Thoughts by Yoni-Danziger
Family Tree by AMGuzzoSentinels of Greensgate by N-o-BRiding the Storm by FindingMyFantasy
Caught Up by Sinfuledge:thumb295815526:Integrated by DanieleMarton
:thumb291576002:Cuddlefish by Rode-EgelEracna by Arcanvm
THE EMPRESS by madbaumer37Religion is everything by BlackneckBlutfest 2 by DerTraeumer
Lilith And Her Serpent Painting Style by kiss-lamia-lilithFallen Too by analillithbarLilith by marzenaabl
:thumb83664739:Wanna get Stoned? by Jerry Farber by JerryFarberCandy- The Devil is a Dentist by The-Nanette-O
..birdface moleskine... by grind-the-rust:thumb1
blue jeansblue jeans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ashes by Anna-MysticIn the sunlight by leelloorPhoebe VIII by justJAZZ
Phoebe by justJAZZspring spirit v by farbanomalieThe Author by Phos-Ink
Connect me...Its all connected... :thumb305438262:The 9.5 by PeteHamiltonTransplant by nimraDeer by BusbiThe waiting by reality-must-dieDe Chirico As A Young Man by DouglasHumphriesLizard King by leothefoxIDIOT GODS by RSConnettGoddess of turmoil by IngeVandormaeldiluvium by Alizadeh-ArtLudus in fabula by SkywebToxic kiss by nailoneZarodek by janLtmSynesthesia 48 by BibireAb uno by HectorPinedaViral Being Exquisite Corpse by liranszThe Egg Preacher by hrn15 Birds by K-EL-P:thumb190655722:Panic attack by ida-in-thunderlandThe Great Devourment by XeemingFrom The Sea by GypsyHElysia chlorotica by NocturnalSeaMossy by zukokkuit`s five minutes to green by indojoDragonflies by sofiaeinarsson... pick up the trail... http://fav.me/d51wgh7Connect me...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
springtimeIt's been a whilespringtime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I passed my first exams and have a new DSLR ^-^
and 74 days 'til my Ireland trip
It becomes warmer, there are flowers again and I can enjoy the sun
You can sense the coming of spring. And next weekend is easter
Because of that here you can read the original and most popular part of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic play FAUST"
Vor dem Tor
Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick,
Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück;
Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche, Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück.
Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises
In Streifen über die grünende Flur.
Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes, Überall regt sich Bildung und Streben,
Alles will sie mit Farben beleben;
Doch an Blumen fehlts im Revier, Sie nimmt geputzte Menschen dafür.
Kehre dich um, v
Photography Quotes"To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed."Photography Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
― Susan Sontag, On Photography
"I would never understand photography, the sneaky, murderous taxidermy of it. "
― Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
"There is in fact something obscene and sinister about photography, a desire to imprison, to incorporate, a sexual intensity of pursuit."
― William S. Burroughs
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
― Ansel Adams
"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
― Ansel Adams
"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality,
Pretty Pictures 36Pretty Pictures 361 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sweet by Burder
Longing for the sun by tripinadva
On the sunny side by IsiEnLineaAutumn by deerhunter2012Phoebe XI ( in Flowerland ) by justJAZZ
Fragile by Sweet-NatureSleep tight by BlackCynnamon
Spring Time by PaulCastletonNose close-up by blackmaster111
Have a wonderful weekend! :iconblowkiss-plz:
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Projekt Tequila (PL only)Tequila Project...Projekt Tequila (PL only)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zapraszamy do udziału w nowym przedsięwzięciu wydawnictwa Dobre Historie i czasopisma „Coś na Progu"!
Magazyny Pulp i Weird Fiction wypromowały na przestrzeni lat wiele słynnych kobiecych bohaterek, bezkompromisowych heroin, których niezwykłe przygody opisywano w książkach i pokazywano na kartach znakomitych komiksów. „Coś na Progu", jedyny magazyn Weird Fiction w Polsce także chce wykreować postać prawdziwej heroiny, której przygody będą elektryzowały zarówno miłośników literatury jak i dobrego komiksu. Projekt Tequila jest próbą realizacji tych zamierzeń.
Dlaczego chcemy się tym zająć teraz? No cóż – pracujemy nad Tequilą już od dawna, a chcemy ją przedstawić światu właśnie teraz z kilku powodów. Po pierwsze wiecie już mniej więcej na co nas stać i jak realizujemy nasze projekty. Po drugie, Wydawni
PHOTO FEELINGS ARTWORK OF THE WEEK #MARCH 19Hi everyone,PHOTO FEELINGS ARTWORK OF THE WEEK #MARCH 193 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is weekly feature from :iconPHOTO-FEELINGS:
Afternoon Wind by bwaworgaKasia/D'vision by ZzaniazZ
silent forest by PatriciaDBoudoir by Zeit-Bild-PhotoArtWinter fire by Lita-in-depress
eva by nazarkinaBlossom by la-esmeraldaMy little pony hair by luciekout
:thumb287839940:Snow White by EmilySoto
Spring Secrects by JennLaaClose to fear by levifreelifeFloating by Lionique
Behind Closed Eyelids by MaaykeKlaverautumn jewels by Orwald
hmm... I have in mind this dilema for a loooong time: why are there way more female nudes than male ones? Does a men body have less inspiration than a female one? Why do so many people use a male model rather than a female?hmm...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest + Features #6 - WaterscapesHello again!Contest + Features #6 - Waterscapes3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before I talk about contest ideas, I'd like to present this week's features!
Saying Goodbye to a Day by nibbia Let them shine. by incredi Kailua-Kona Beach Redux by Voedin Burning Sunset by ackbad lifetime by Pleasure-or-Madness Reflections of Fire by John-Peter :thumb310337664: :thumb309625324: Together, We Can Shine by JustinDeRosa Daybreak by andyhutchinson Yellow Submarine by justJAZZ Smooth by paniparanoja :thumb316292817: Dock by communistcandybar Belgium - Seagulls by lux69aeterna One Little Duck by MishUMuch Huntington Beach by esee Looking Forward by chiakiasuka09 St Marys - HRDi - Pano by Wayman Sky on Fire | Wollongong, NSW by TahaElraaid Frosty Scape by DeingeL Sunset by EugenieA Drepanon by klapouch
Stunningly beautiful aren't they?
I've been thinking for some time now about hosting our very first contest... and I want to know what you think it should be about! I've already got some prizes in mind, but I can't think of a theme. It has to relate to photography ofcourse. So let me know what you think!
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 2015 - PART IA "new" year - a new exhibition - I hope you enjoy it!PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 2015 - PART I2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Ephemerality by OlgaAthens Pretty Paranoia II by Kendra-Paige
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque by Pleasure-or-Madness THAT TIME OF THE YEAR by ARTBYTERESA Timeless by t1na
Paula by qczman Rail Symmetry by johntisbury Speck by qczman
in the car by athrawn A new day by Tristan559 Spring landscape by IgnisFatuusII
Sermon to the people by Foba Wandering by Nellena Test Headshot by MoofyModel
Empathy by Carlos-Quevedo Beauty by CindysArt The Vigil by Notvitruvian
Unholy by Ophelia-Overdose Some shiny days by RezzanATAKOL PA230165-web by warhammerphoto
Microcosm by solefield The Clockmaker by alkab-art Break The Night With Color by MarcoHeisler
Diana 03 by idaniphotography Winter Fairy Tale by gestiefeltekatze The Countess by JocelyneR
Irish Workout by AnjaMillen Fall Morning by jjpeabody Car by nikosalpha
Vulcan by Annabelle-Chabert Loft by Elisanth Daenerys Targaryen. Reygal by mashamaklaut
Autumn Wood by Weissglut The Emptiness by k-i-mm-i-e Enchanted twilight by RazielMB
*** by Tarasov miss short hair by bwaworga Cute Fox Cub by thrumyeye
CAESARS BATHHOUSE by Gesell neauvo by SuzyTheButcher orange by IgorVoloshin
Mandy 8 by BareLight Haunted by escume :th
#10 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [19.02.2013]So as on the front page of our group there are some rules and most importantly How & where to submit (http://femaleexcellence.deviantart.com/journal/How-amp-where-to-submit-335649921 )now with EXAMPLES ! .< (I am thinking of setting a submitting restriction, so that users submit 2-3 images\month)#10 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [19.02.2013]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another day in paradise by photofenia casual fasion - feb 2013 [anna4] by riskbreaker
October by JuliannaRembrandt I still hear you in this old piano by Rockroehre Miss Morticia (2) by ShakilovNeel
Letting go by OlgaAthens Sister Of Charity by MariannaInsomnia Tower Hill by JuliannaRembrandt
Venezia Mirano,Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin by SomniaRomantica The Scent Of Elegance by CrowsReign Gramophone by rossalev-andrey
Winters Melody - Stock by MariaAmanda goodbye by nurtanrioven in red by maleica
Beautiful woman 2 by shiyen119 the glamourous diva by gestiefeltekatze Memories III by ksushiks
Beauty Portrait Anna by FlexDreams Aisii Portrait by Aisii Romantic portrait by gestiefeltekatze
Gift :D by YulchaNyan Heart flame by KseniaAltmann Beauty Eye and Lily - Retouch by TheOryGabyyh
Swing by Anette89 You Said We'll Be Together by xeneras :thu
Monthly FeaturesA few Goodies I found in July.Monthly Features9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Atonement - THE IMAGINARIUM UNDERWATER by BethMitchellquiet river by karen-abramyanWitches (2) by Hjorvindsmiling watermelon by poivreIncineration by ShortCircuit123Untitled by edwardisaisSecure by WarflightPC155525 by MichalTokarczukRaphaella Withlove 13 by Dave-Ellis:thumb471978173:SPIRAL AND THE SANDS OF TIME by RareEarthGalleryA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by M0THartFreshie Juice by AarontheMagicianDial M for ... by grigjrfrictional heat by Baal-Kaos-148- by rainrisIce by Erricpigeon morning by ankazhuravlevaSleeping With Ghosts by wytherwingThe Toy Gun by gingersfunkyphotosFade to grey by Outof4mmofix the boiler by AMViewsQueen of Pain - Dota 2 by MilliganVick2004-20 by JimDuvallImitation avatar by EloveraIMG 3739 Color by dhusbandUntitled - 1--Photo by Marty Class by perfectmuseSleepwalker by ZWIRP o i s o n I v y by simpleartsFree Range Milk by CandyCov3redHide by NicoleNudesFreshie Juice 4.2 by Scottworldwideno face by altctrlxDeath by LiiLiiFish725 - Differences... by photodualityJillian 1 - Aphrodite by BareLightOlive 4 by ChristopherLMurr6 pack by mousestcsNo title by imthesurgeBandage by cenobitesquid5D0A6432-web by warhammerphotovh_138 by Alena-U96Goosebumps by CrashandBurnPhotoSpare Me From the Mold by DanOstergrenfactory girl by fudaryliPhotographer Chris Blackwell, Not-so-nude by lunalivimeGreen World by MSlygh:thumb467596630:Back To Black by H0LL0W25:thumb466363426:
No need to scr
Some Traditional Wizards #3 + Stroke of InsightI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #3 + Stroke of Insight3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ceres Preliminary by Michael-C-Hayes
Athena by Michael-C-HayesAmbrossio by RubinaSabinaArtemis by Michael-C-Hayes
radiance new - Leonid Afremov by LeonidafremovStudying kids anatomy 2 by SILENTJUSTICELike a Bunny by SILENTJUSTICE
Quench by markstewartBirgit-2 by BeatrizMartinVidalPrayer by AnaMariaMaxim
Girl by FairyARTosChild by sleepy-face
Thea by Snow-OwlThe Murmur of the Innocents 1 by gottfriedhelnwein
Longest Lunch by jankolasI'm watching you... by Takir
ESPN MAGAZINE COVER by simonebianchiDETECTIVE COMICS 827 COVER by simonebianchiSwamp Dweller- pencil by andybraseHULK RAGE by StevenSanchez
:thumb303320133:Another Pretty Face by pnmunoztwo spoons of sugar by bohomaz13
I am the Tiger by Ileina:thumb304874644:The Tigress by CamillaMalcus
:thumb150057073:snow cub-snow leopard by clive64
Kingfisher by davidhugeFrogface ATC by pbird12:thumb303679677:
"Eye of the Storm" - Realism by robybaerdog days are over by DanielGrzeszkiewicz"Winters Watch" - Realism by robybaer
Graphic Design by Misted-DreamArabian horse by CaldeiraSP
Ride in the desert by CaldeiraSPLibre by raulrk