Art by Zdzisław Beksiński

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    Art by Zdzisław Beksiński



    Zdzisław Beksiński, 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a Baroque or a Gothic manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksińskis later paintings.

    Beksiński was murdered in 2005....

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    Lost Spirit Will Rest in Secret Bush Graveyard for Whales

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    Lost Spirit Will Rest in Secret Bush Graveyard for Whales



    [The young adult humpback could have a plot waiting for it at a whale graveyard hidden in bushland at Garrigal Garigal National Park]. – Janet Fife-Yeomans via AdelaideNow

    Photo: People gather on the beach to see the carcass of a male sub-adult humpback whale that washed up at New Port Beach overnight at Newport Beach overnight on August 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne)...

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    Hurricane Isaac

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    Hurricane Isaac



    A man crosses Canal Street in the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac August 29, 2012. (Photo by David J. Phillip/Associated Press)...

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    Art by Kris Kuksi

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    Art by Kris Kuksi



    A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes....

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    Anti-US Protests Rage Across the Middle East

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    Anti-US Protests Rage Across the Middle East



    Iranian worshippers chant slogans during a protest after their Friday prayer, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad on September 14, 2012. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/Associated Press)...

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    Satirical Art of Pawel Kuczynski

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    Satirical Art of Pawel Kuczynski



    Satirical Art of Pawel Kuczynski...

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    RIP Eduard Khil

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    RIP Eduard Khil



    [Russian singer Eduard Khil has died at the age of 77, following a stroke. Khil is apparently well known in Russia, though attained belated fame outside of Russia when a musical number he performed on Soviet television in the 1970s, in which he sung nonsense lyrics in a rich baritone over luxuriantly loungy background music, but above all with an infectious sense of good cheer, ended up on YouTube and became a meme]. ... (Listen to songs of Eduard Khil)...

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    Sculpture by Richard Stipl

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    Sculpture by Richard Stipl



    Chasseuse dOiseaux, 2011

    Artist Richard Stipl was born in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and now lives and works both in Canada and the Czech Republic.
    Working initially as a painter, Richard Stipl has recently turned to making sculpture. Considered an exceptional talent in technical terms, Richard stands apart from his contemporaries through his uncanny ability to breathe a vital and invigorating [life force] into his art works, regardless of media.
    Stipl is included in many important public and private collections worldwide.


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    Creepy Art by John Kenn Mortensen

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    Creepy Art by John Kenn Mortensen



    John Kenn Mortensen is a Danish artist who uses the common post-it as canvas for his mysterious and scary artworks....

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    End of an era as Lonesome George passes away

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    End of an era as Lonesome George passes away



    [The last known individual of the subspecies was a male named Lonesome George (Spanish: El Solitario Jorge/George), who died on 24 June 2012. In his last years, he was known as the rarest creature in the world. George served as a potent symbol for conservation efforts in the Galápagos and internationally]. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP)...

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