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Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935) - Moor at Prayer, oil on panel, 54,5 x 36 cm. 1898.
Miriam Escofet’s Esoteric Paintings of Idyllic Worlds
Miriam Escofet creates rich oil paintings of idyllic scenes that nostalgically allude to classical antiquity. Perhaps the only notes of pessimism in these sumptuous depictions of ornate architecture, statues and jewels is that Escofet’s heavenly world seem to be nearly devoid of human inhabitants. This is a place that seems to belong to the gods — too perfect for mortals. Escofet originally studied 3D design and set out to be a ceramicist, which explains her attention to texture and volume. Each crease of fabric and crevice within a tree’s bark is rendered with precision. Light and shadow are greatly contrasted to a level beyond what we normally experience with the human eye, making Escofet’s fictional lands seem vivid yet illusory. via hi-fructose
Sam Ntiro (Tanzania, 1923-1993)
Top: Working on a Winding Road
Bottom: Log-cutting in the Forest
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
- Maya Angelou
Source: Artist - Pawel Kuczynski