opening tunnel in a forest and dream landscape with snow, fort, hyaline quatz pyramid and moon
surrealism

surreal landscape: gateway to a new dimension

opening tunnel in a forest and dream landscape with snow, fort, hyaline quatz pyramid and moon
Dream landscape with snow, moon, a fort and hyaline quatz pyramid with light reflection beyond opening tunnel in a forest,

Surreal theme symbolysing the passage through an opening gateway from our reality into a new dimension with calm mood and dream atmosphere.  There is always something unknown under our eyes and we can find unexpected gateways to another dimension of knowledge, consciousness and senses. We need only to keep our eyes open and an open mind for finding these gateways.

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place with fire and cross dissolved by a vortex with a dream peaaceful landscape inside
surrealism

vortex with peaceful landscape replaces hellish mood

place with fire and cross dissolved by a vortex with a dream peaaceful landscape inside
opening vortex with dream landscape inside dissolving burning place with a cross dominated by fire

many symbols related to religious archetypes in this surreal picture. We see a hellish landscape dominated by burning objects and fire replaced by a dream and peaceful landscape rising from a vortex. Contrats between fire, water and moon. A crystal pyramid is located in this dream landscape.

abstract non objective photography

shadows in fire flame

fire flame with black shaows on black blackground
fire flame in the night on black sky with black shadows inside

 

Another archetype  is the  fire. It holds a symbolic value of destruction and purification. it symbolize also strength and is connected with evil and mystery as well. In this non objective picture we can well see the fire flame, but we can also see floating shadows inside. The colors are only the black and the red, with many shades and contrasts.

 

Bruno Paolo Benedetti

 

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surrealism and symbolism: a way to depict cultural and religious archetypes

emerging colored pyramid in light, surrealism photography
emerging colored pyramid in light, surrealism photography

 

In the surrealism photography the image can hold a conceptual and symbolic value, in contrast with non objective photograpy, where the image interpretation depends on  the watcher imagination. It takes the place or better can be used along the symbols of the world cultures. We have symbols like Swastika, Cross, Moon, Sun, and many others used by official religions and mystic movements, related to a specific meaning. The two swastikas toghether simbolise the equilibrium, the cross the rebirth and the Moon, in the islamic religion, has different meanings depending on its color. All these symbols evoque, in their culture and religion, a specific sensation, message. So through the surrealism photography we can create images transmitting messages as well. The depicted situations, landscapes create a dream world which makes our imagination working. We start from the rational sphere, given by a recognizable image for reaching the emotional sphere.

We can say that, in the photography based digital art, non objective artworks adress to the emotional sphere and the surrealism picture to both  emotional and rational spheres. In the surrealsim photography the watcher sees a well-definied image with more recognizable elements.

This is of course one of the possibilities to use the  surrealism photography.  I don’t say that this is the surrealism photography, but that is a good possibility to represent concepts up to know transmitted only by symbols.

 

Bruno Paolo Benedetti