• Ivan Aivazovsky
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    Ivan Aivazovsky and the fascinating force of the sea

    “The sea is my life“. Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was a Russian who was always in love with the sea. His paintings speak of the infinite ocean. From a calm sea off the coast, to a sea raging in the middle of a storm. From the serenity of a beach at night to the despair of a battle on the high seas. One of the most beautiful features of the sea is that it is never the same. It is a mysterious, vast and solitary mass of water that changes with every light, with every wind. We can contemplate it with a deep blue color on a summer day…

  • Philip Barlow
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    Philip Barlow shows us what is to be miope

    If we have never needed glasses in our lives, we probably are not even aware of how little or how many people see the world, due to myopia, astigmatism, and others. I have myopia, but not much, really. The South African painter Philip Barlow has created a series of hyperrealistic paintings that show how short-sighted people see without glasses everything that surrounds them. We can barely make out the shapes in the paintings at first glance, everything looks blurry. But every short-sighted person will agree that this is the world when you take off your glasses. That uncomfortable feeling of being on the beach, getting out of the water, and…