Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD. (via)
Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image. The cinematic figures are sculpted from polystyrene while the backgrounds are made from traditional painting techniques.
it’s real when you get that feeling in your chest, not because you want to feel it, but it’s just there.
it’s real when you’ve seen so much of the dusty side of someone, yet you choose to be there and you never wanna leave.
it’s real when it’s real.
it’s real when it’s God.
it’s real when you don’t know, but you choose to go ahead anyway.
it’s real when you cry.
it’s real when you’re happy or sad.
it’s real when you don’t hide.
being real, it’s all that matters.
it’s what makes us grow into a better person, into a better life.