|The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long, yet live very little.|
- Michel de Montaigne
FlightThere is something between falling and flyingFlight by BethyLuv215
There is a moment of something neither happiness nor fear
There is a second of not knowing what will happen,
Holocaust Reflection : Reflection on UsVisiting the Holocaust Museum is a difficult subject, especially in Israel. Unlike many museums which are houses of a people's history and triumph, this museum is a walk through a people's history and suffering. The Holocaust stands as a mark of identity for modern-day Jews just as World War II stands as a mark of identity for most Westerners of the past three generations (born 1910-1995).Holocaust Reflection : Reflection on Us by TESM
We are now moving into the third and fourth generations past the Holocaust and WWII, where things such as “Nazi” and “Communist” and people such as Hitler and Stalin have become more of a byword than a warning for future generations. Many people are all too likely to associate government actions with the Nazi party and many people are just as ready to roll their eyes.
When visiting Yad Vashem (the site of the Museum) I entered with a reverent and somber silence, in my mind befitting such a chapter of our human history. I found it odd, then, to find teenagers in there laughing,
A Fading Kiss of One Light To AnotherWith wretched, blood rimmed eyesA Fading Kiss of One Light To Another by BassOvercast
the filtered sun falls silent.
It's heavy weight drags below the edge of land
as the moon lifts herself
into the growing dark, on wings of silver light.
One by one the celestial body sheds
the draping of blue before her.
An eternity of lonely stars naked before the world.
Velvet and ink are wrenched forth,
tearing the fabric of the ancient day,
bringing unto empty, moving icons
a promise of darkness fleeting and driving,
of shadows softly blanketing the sodden earth.
A cradle of understanding lost in a moment of death
as the light was gently and relentlessly removed from us all.
|This group came to be from our desire ( Codruta's and mine) to make a place of our own on DA. A place to be ourselves and to be togeter with other people that see the world in a similar way. We like many things here on DA and we dislike other things as well. |
Art means not only photography. We don't care about the quality of the photo AS LONG as it has feeling. For ourselves didn't have good cameras and struggled a lot to be taken seriously by others.
Art is life and life is art, if you know how to live it. And joy, happiness, are present in our life as well as grief, desolation and mourning. This group is about us and others that feel the same, about our feelings, and the way we manage (or sometimes not) to turn what we feel in art.
I am sorry, but you are not kept here against your will. If you think you don't feel the same, you are free to leave. But not ask of us to give up what we are and what we like.
Some of you may find this useful :
Monochrome is a term generally used to describe painting, drawing, design, or photograph in one color or shades of one color. Monochromatic light is light of a single wavelength, though in practice it can refer to light of a narrow wavelength range. A monochromatic object or image is one whose range of colors consists of shades of a single color or hue; monochrome images in neutral colors are also known as grayscale or black-and-white.
For an image, the term monochrome is usually taken to mean the same as black-and-white or, more likely, grayscale, but may also be used to refer to other combinations containing only tones of a single color, such as green-and-white or green-and-black. It may also refer to sepia displaying tones from light tan to dark brown or cyanotype (“blueprint”) images, and early photographic methods such as Ambrotype, Tintype and Daguerreotype, each of which may be used to produce a monochromatic image.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach...
The shorter version of all that's writen above:
monochrome pictures only
works need to have a connection with some philosophical current (eg. realism, empiricism, monism)
works need to express/transmit/have a meaning