Chinese artist Dong Hong-Oai used a style known as pictorialism to create incredible photographs that look like traditional Chinese paintings. Pictorialism in general refers to a style in which the photographer has somehow manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of “creating” an image rather than simply recording it.
NOW YOU HAVE TOUCHED
THE WOMYN YOU HAVE
STRUCK A ROCK
YOU HAVE DISLODGED A BOULDER
YOU WILL BE CRUSHED
You Have Struck a Rock
Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now
“This poster was created for Women’s Day, a South African national holiday commemorating a 1956 demonstration in Pretoria. Thousands of women gathered to protest the apartheid government’s pass laws, which required black South Africans to carry documents authorizing their presence in racially restricted areas. The text is based on a song that became the anthem of women’s struggle against apartheid and that today represents the strength of South African women in general. The poster was printed by Medu Art Ensemble, a collective of South African exiles and activists formed in 1978 in Gaborone, Botswana, eight miles across the South African border.”
that’s beautiful and powerful, even the rhythm of it.
Credit to Steve Ross for the quote. I just thought it was perfect for Pinkie Pie.
A scene from the classic book 孔雀东南飞.