Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day #8 - Art for Lent: Peter Bialobrzeski's "Eden" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
From "Eden" series (2010) by Peter Bialobrzeski | Germany. Photography (1 of 17) from his book Eden (Super Labo, 2011)
For this series, Bialobrzeski travelled to the so-called Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, which has yielded some of the oldest hominid fossile ever found, including the roughly two-million-year-old 'Mrs Ples' (short for Pleistocene). This attempt to revisit humanity's origins fins its bookend in Bialobrzeski's 'Paradise Now' series, which depicts the eerie glow of artifical light that heavily developed areas of Asian cities cast over surrounding natural landscapes. [page 30]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."