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Cores de outono, neste final de ano, realçam as florestas do Canadá.
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Não é foto! Artista usa dedo para criar paisagens hiper-realistas

Á primeira vista, as imagens que você vai ver nessa matéria parecem fotos de geleiras e icebergs flutuando nas águas tranquilas e congelantes. A verdade, porém, é um tanto mais interessante que isso: todas essas cenas, na realidade, se tratam de desenhos gigantescos, pintados à mão… ou melhor, pintados com as pontas dos dedos.

A criadora dessas paisagens impressionantes e hiper-realistas, aliás, é a artista americana Zaria Forman. Suas obras geralmente se estendem por uma parede inteira e o melhor de tudo é que ela não usa uma ferramentas de desenho sequer, apenas as palmas das mãos e os dedos, para borrar o pigmento pastel no papel.

Forman é uma artista com consciência ambiental, por isso são sempre abordados em seus trabalhos temas relacionados ao assunto, como os problemas que enfrentamos em termos de conservação da água, o derretimento do gelo polar e do aumento do nível do mar.

Em entrevista ao site Bored Panda, a artista foi questionada sobre o que inspira tanta perfeição em suas criações e o porquê da escolha de seus temas. E a resposta, com certeza, explica o que vemos em seus trabalhos: “eu simplesmente quero retratar a paisagem da forma mais honesta que eu puder, de uma forma que permita que os espectadores se sintam transportados para um local remoto que nunca teria a chance de conhecer.”

Conheça um pouco da criação dessa americana, com um talento inquestionável:

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Tokyo University of Arts

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The most senior of all art universities in Japan, the Tokyo University of Arts might not be on top of anyone’s list of places to visit, but there is still a lot things to see. I visited on one of their days when they welcome the public and I am not sure how accessible the campus is on other days. One of the first things you see on the inner courtyard is Auguste Rodin’s The Vanquished (Le Vaincu, from a 1876 sculpt but I do not know when this particular bronze was cast). Not a bad way to start your day if you are an art student! There is quite a lot of sculpture on display in the inner garden of the university, and while none of the buildings are very impressive sometimes the views are.

The university itself was founded in 1949 of two smaller schools that were both…

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Six non-traditional osechi New Year’s meals in Japan

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New Year’s in Japan is usually celebrated with family huddled under the kotatsu while munching on mikans, and sharing a dinner of traditional food, called osechi. Each component of the meal retains an auspicious meaning, granting the eater with good fortune, health, or fertility, among other things, during the coming year.

However, in recent years, an increasingly large population of Japan’s youth have chosen to forgo eating osechi. There are many reasons osechi has been disappearing from Japanese homes during New Year’s, but these changing tastes have given rise to a smorgasbord of strange, unique, and, frankly, comparatively tastier pre-made osechi meals. From cooked isopods to a box full of meat, let’s take a closer look at six modern day osechi.

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“The West will never understand Iraq’s complex landscape”

Eye on the East

It is heartbreaking to watch a country fall apart and become accustomed to its cities becoming synonymous with war itself. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, this has been the fate of Iraq. Sadly, recurrent violence in Iraq and the eruption of wars elsewhere, such as Syria, have also pushed the Iraqi story away from the front pages of the world’s news.

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Mallorca Photo Folio: The blues and the beiges

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Having done the silver, and posted the greens and reds, it’s onto the blues and the caramalised gold-tinged beiges in my exploration of the colour palette of Palma de Mallorca, and perhaps of all the colours I have collected, these two are the easiest to represent. For Palma de Mallorca’s old town is a unison of golden ochres glowing from its old historical palaces and churches, and blues, which sparkle back from the expanse of sea which runs alongside the city, and the cerulean sky which shines so brightly above its many horizons. Here, the blues glow in the wood framed windows of the ancient town houses, while the beiges reflect like caramel in the molten water of the Mediterranean. These colours may be opposite ends of a colour spectrum, but in the Mediterranean, they are a fully harmonised affiliation.

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So here are my photos which show these…

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