Friday, May 20, 2011

Surrealism in the Real World

Today started by discussing super bad-ass stuff in the world.

Some topics included but were not limited to:
  • Navy Seals
  • Breakfast burritos
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Heavy Weights (if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out)
  • Audio torture of ACDC
But by far the greatest/coolest was discussing the Lechuguilla Caves in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park of New Mexico. These were some of the caves shown in the mind-blowing series, Planet Earth.
Like most conversations in an office, we immediately pulled up pictures online. I was in awe of the photos; not only because of their natural wonder and beauty but because they seemed so similar to the paintings of Rene Magritte. Comparing the photos next to each other finally allows me to understand how surrealist artists are able to see the world.

The Lechuguilla Caves compared to Magritte's "The Wonders of Nature" and "The Entrance"

Doesn't it blow your mind?

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