I still don’t know how to title this post.
I am not reinventing the wheel here but this is something I would like to do at the end of each month: make a visual list of things that caught my eye, made me smile or touched me. Like when your heart suddenly misses a beat. There is a perfect expression in French: coup de cœur, but I have yet not found an equivalent that sounds as evocative.
I love bears (I dedicated a whole post to them) so my heart stopped for a second when I saw this image from Nazarena Canvas on Flickr. The contrast between the detailed foreground and the pitch black background is beautiful. I love the little touches of colour, the pen strokes and the way the bear leans like a big, soft and clumsy thing.
This work from Zander Olsen is very ingenious… and very puzzling when you look at it quickly. Is it a photo? Is it a painting? The fabric that mimics the horizon line plays tricks on your mind.
I love ALL photos from the site Hungry Ghost Food, but this series features mushrooms!
This beautiful and enigmatic painting is from Carole Brémaud. This image and the next were found through the inspiring site the Jealous Curator.
Another confusing work (in a good way) by Paul Chiappe: this is not a photograph but a drawing. Apart from the amazing technique, there is strangeness and a slight feeling of discomfort. It might be the haziness added to the choice of the imagery but I have to look at it again and again, it is simply mesmerizing!