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Artwork of the week 34 of 2017Artwork of the day on Thursday 17 August 2017 at 12:00am
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James A Crawford, Amateur photographer
James A Crawford Wonderful..!
23 Jul 2017 at 10:11pm
Orr, Amateur photographer
Orr indeed
23 Jul 2017 at 10:14pm
Torsten Richter, General artist
Torsten Richter so well done!
the splitting shadow,the posing and expression,the tones...
23 Jul 2017 at 10:15pm
Henk Aalberts, Semi-professional photographer
Henk Aalberts fantastic portraiture, very nice use of shadow and light, refined work!
23 Jul 2017 at 10:16pm
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras mamma...mi hai scioccato dalla bellezza di questa foto...qualitá e composizione fantastica Rob...davvero...e modella eccezzionale!
23 Jul 2017 at 10:43pm
Hélène Vallas, Citizen of the World
Hélène Vallas Magnifique lumière et conception
23 Jul 2017 at 10:43pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri James... :) ... and I'm glad you like! thank you very much! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:06pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Orr... :) ... thank you very much! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:07pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Torsten ... :) ... thank you very much for the kind comment! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:07pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Henk... :) ... thank you very much! ... light and shadows, indeed... Waiting for the fog, but, in the meantime, we do what we can with the sun... :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:09pm
Dimitri Roubichou, Citizen of the World
Dimitri Roubichou un portrait sensuel baigné dans une sublime lumière...chapeau l'artiste !
23 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Claudio... :) ... io ringrazio, la modella ringrazia... ringraziamo tutti, insomma! :D ... e felice che ti piaccia, ciao!
23 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri always very kind, Helene... :) ... thank you very much! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm
Carmelita Iezzi, Citizen of the World
Carmelita Iezzi Very dreaming and very sensual! Bella!
23 Jul 2017 at 11:18pm
Claudio Taras, Art viewer visitor
Claudio Taras allora sono contento anch´io che mi sia piaciuta :D
23 Jul 2017 at 11:23pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri thank ypu very much, Dimitri... :) ... thank you for the nice comment! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:49pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Carmelita... :) ... indeed, dreamlike photo and dreamlike model too... :D ... e grazie per il gentile commento! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:50pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri diamoci tutti le mani, Claudio! ;)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:50pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and I'm glad you like, Ms. Doris... :) ... very kind! :)
23 Jul 2017 at 11:51pm
Cecy Jup, Art viewer visitor
Cecy Jup so wonderful! the light and shadow...so beautiful...
23 Jul 2017 at 11:55pm
Lucas Dumrauf, Amateur photographer
Lucas Dumrauf Wonderful! +++++ :)
24 Jul 2017 at 02:15am
Haruhisa Terasaki, Professional photographer
Haruhisa Terasaki Great!
24 Jul 2017 at 03:04am
Giuseppe Soffritti, Amateur photographer
Giuseppe Soffritti Ottimo ritratto...
24 Jul 2017 at 06:58am
Regina Susanne Borchert, Semi-professional photographer
Regina Susanne Borchert wunderschön
24 Jul 2017 at 08:01am
Bertrand Guichoux, Amateur photographer
Bertrand Guichoux Beautiful!
24 Jul 2017 at 09:08am
Beate Letschert, Semi-professional photographer
Beate Letschert What a most beautiful portrait, Roberto! A beauty that is not sleeping, but looking at you. She is tender, present and powerful. And the shadow on her face creates an own profile within this face. Beautiful hands, nearly transparent. Details - mouth, eyes, hands - are a bit open. Great.
24 Jul 2017 at 09:37am
Jos Letschert, Professional painter
Jos Letschert Roberto, clair-obscure optima forma. My friend Roberto would/could say: the two aspects of the complex character of the woman, or the dichotomy in the experience of trancedence or (sur) reality, or the icon representation of irony. I would say: an aesthetically way of dealing with forms, lines, light, contrasts and joy de vivre. And by the way, you have created a masterpiece of art and a homage to your model, you: excellent photographer of the unendless light!
24 Jul 2017 at 10:22am
Claude De Maisonneuve, Art viewer visitor
Claude De Maisonneuve Great work where the light reveal the beauty and the intense desire of this woman.
24 Jul 2017 at 11:16am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Cecy... :) ... thank you very much for the kind comment! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:06pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Lucas... :) ... too ++++++ kind! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:07pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Mr. Terasaki... :) ... very kind! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:07pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Giuseppe... :) ... molto gentile... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:09pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Regina Susanne ... :) ... very kind! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:10pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Bertrand ... :) ... and I'm glad you like! :) ... thank you very much!
24 Jul 2017 at 12:11pm
Katerina Apostolakou, Art viewer visitor
Katerina Apostolakou Love it! I love both of her sides! Superb work!
24 Jul 2017 at 12:19pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Beate... :) ... One thing that I noticed by looking at the photo the first time, but certainly not intentional when I did the photo, is this beautiful game of light and shadow on the face of the model, drawing an ideal half moon. The half moon's contours are very sharp, indeed... and thank you very much for the kind nice comment... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 12:44pm
Patrick Vitali, Semi-professional photographer
Patrick Vitali Bellissima anche questa della donna con la sua parte conosciuta, comprensibile e l'altra che difficilmente si capisce !
24 Jul 2017 at 12:52pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Jos... :) ... In this dichotomy of light and shadow there could be the duplicity of human nature. Which is complex in itself in absolute terms. And not just referring to the woman.
but, even more true is that I have used this moment of light and shadow to take pictures that could best emphasize the beauty of the model.

It was necessary to give justice to the beauty and patience of the model... :D

A model that appears in other photos or as a "ghost" ... or with the blurred face ... or with a face completely in the shadows. So I wanted to make a simple photo. without too much post pro. But with the suggestion that only light and shadows can give. Nothing too complex. But photography is also something simple and naturally beautiful. It does not have to be a forced exercise of mental elucubration.
So this photo is beautiful in my opinion and also the other photos of this roll are very fascinating... :) ... so we have to wait a week for another photo... ;)
24 Jul 2017 at 01:25pm
Inès Jordan, Amateur photographer
Inès Jordan Beautiful and soft chiaroscuro
24 Jul 2017 at 02:10pm
M . W, Author photographer
M . W This beautiful work underlines our duality. No one will convince me that we are one-minded, one-charactered, etc. Life in two worlds. First is our own and second on a stage like actors. And no matter if we want and try NOT to "play", we do "play" our roles on the visible for others stage. Of course some play more, some play less, trying to be themselves as much as possible. Our own world is invisible to the world. It's behind the stage in this whole theatre which is life. Some prefer to be on a stage, some feel better behind. Both worlds immerse and interlace with eachother. Splendidly shown here.
24 Jul 2017 at 02:10pm
Nicole Thévenon, Varied artist
Nicole Thévenon You are in perfection ! Of the image and its multiple meanings.
24 Jul 2017 at 02:32pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and I'm glad you like, José... :) ... thank you very much for the kind comment!
24 Jul 2017 at 05:41pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri light and shadow... Something is revealed, something is hidden... :) ... and thank you very much, Claude, for the kind comment! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 05:43pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri ... and I like both of her sides too! :)
Thank you very much, Katerina... :) ... very kind!
24 Jul 2017 at 05:52pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Patrick... :) ... affascinante la parte in luce, perché noi la possiamo vedere... e affascinante la parte nell'ombra, perché dona a lei mistero. e il mistero è sempre affascinante... :) ... e grazie per il gentile commento!
24 Jul 2017 at 05:54pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Inès... :) ... very kind! thank you very much! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 05:55pm
Jos Letschert, Professional painter
Jos Letschert Looking forward to the other photos on your roll Roberto. For the sake of beauty I will have to wait another week. I'll be patient!
24 Jul 2017 at 05:55pm
Arnaud Bathiard, Citizen of the World
Arnaud Bathiard Splendida
24 Jul 2017 at 06:57pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri And I won't be the one who wants to convince you, Maria, that the human being has only “one side”... :) … Indeed, you know how dear to me is the issue of duplicity, of duality. The theme of light and dark reflecting, in a symbolic way, the dual nature of the human soul.

And also, in some cases, what this implies. I mean what is in the "light", what we see, and we believe to know, can be a deception of sensitive experience. It can be a mirage, then.
While what we do not see, the hidden part in the dark, the part that we cannot know because it is not revealed to us, then that is the most true and sincere part of us.

But I don't know how much ours is a conscious or unconscious game.

I don't know what to answer to this question. Also because I did to me this question several times and I never knew how to answer it. I just do not know if we are conscious and how much we are aware of playing this game.

You say “Of course some play more, some play less” … While I wonder how much we are aware about this…

and thank you very much, as always, for the beautiful, interesting and meaningful comment... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 07:29pm
Gérard Verbecelte, Amateur photographer
Gérard Verbecelte Always a great expression of light and shadow ... very well executed, Roberto !
24 Jul 2017 at 07:30pm
Drinking Eye, Citizen of the World
Drinking Eye roberto, what a demonstration of visual poetry and light control... davvero!
24 Jul 2017 at 07:36pm
John Hwang, Varied artist
John Hwang Outstanding! Wonderful contrast and image! Excellent dichotomy!
24 Jul 2017 at 09:17pm
Michaela Sibi, Citizen of the World
Michaela Sibi Magnificent and impressive artwork!
24 Jul 2017 at 10:20pm
Yucel Basoglu, Amateur photographer
Yucel Basoglu Molto bella!
24 Jul 2017 at 10:45pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and you are very kind, Nicole... :) ... thank you for the lovely words... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:09pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Jos... :) ... I'm pretty slow, so a photo a week is a good rhythm for me. We wait, but I hope not to disappoint anyone ... :D and thank you again for the kindness... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:11pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Arnaud ... :) ... gentilissimo! Merci! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:11pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri and I'm glad you like, Gérard ... :) ... thank you for the kind comment! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:12pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri :D ... davvero very kind, Drinking Eye... :) ... thank you for the lovely words... :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:13pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri too kind, Mr. Hwang... :) ... thank you very much! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:13pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri always very kind, Michaela... :) ... thank you very much! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:14pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Yucel... :) ... molto gentile! thank you very much! :)
24 Jul 2017 at 11:14pm
Alexandra Maria Fira, Amateur photographer
Alexandra Maria Fira Fantastic!
25 Jul 2017 at 10:10am
Massimiliano Balò, Amateur photographer
Massimiliano Balò Wooowww! Stupenda!
25 Jul 2017 at 01:10pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Alexandra Maria ... :) ... thank you very much! very kind! :)
25 Jul 2017 at 11:10pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Massimiliano... :) ... sempre gentilissimo! grazie! :)
25 Jul 2017 at 11:11pm
Maria Frodl, Citizen of the World
Maria Frodl highest artistic achievement!
27 Jul 2017 at 10:33am
M . W, Author photographer
M . W "...But I don't know how much ours is a conscious or unconscious game...I just do not know if we are conscious and how much we are aware of playing this game." Indeed, it's a good question, but I guess nobody of us knows it. And even if we tried to estimate more less this aware play and unaware play, a final result estimated by us would be veeeeery subjective and unreal :)))
But one thing is obvious in this all. That every little inch of awarness of this play on a scene is not a comfortable feeling for us, because we would like to behave natural as we are in this darkness everywhere. And aware play, when we would want to stay as much as possible natural but we know we are not ourselves - it hurts.
27 Jul 2017 at 11:15pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Frodl... :) ... very kind! I'm glad you like! :)
27 Jul 2017 at 11:20pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Well, Maria … :) … “I guess nobody of us knows it”… I do not know this, but I would not be so sure it is always so. For sure we cannot quantify what is an attribute of the soul, so subtle and so impalpable, which determines our behavior in our everyday life. And any estimate would be (you say subjective and ureal, I could say) subjective, arbitrary and unrealistic. “Dark “side... Side in light... There is no boundary that separates these dimensions. More like two liquids that mingle with each other… isn't it? :)

About the second part of what you say, I agree with you. Indeed, I use your words, only slightly changing a few of them. Thus expressing my thoughts.
Every little inch of awareness of this play on a scene is not a comfortable feeling for us, because it is as if we were masochistic, acting against our own conscience. Because we would like to follow our dreams and our desires. But we see darkness everywhere. And we are convinced that there is no escape from this darkness. So we act accordingly. Renouncing our dreams. Renouncing any attempt to find the light. An aware play, when we would want to act for our happiness, but we are acting in a manner which could damage ourselves.
And it hurts, yes…
27 Jul 2017 at 11:49pm
Jørgen Feldstedt, Citizen of the World
Jørgen Feldstedt Wonderful composition of light and shadows - great dreamy mood! Her expression and hands tell me that she is dreaming - but what is she dreaming about? Excellent image Roberto!
28 Jul 2017 at 07:16am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Jørgen ... :) ... Far away the fog season, then we have to entrust our photos to the alchemical qualities of the sun. A composition that has so different suggestions, in light and shadow ... so the mood is not "bleak". but, in fact, dreamy and very serene... What she is dreaming, I do not know. But we can imagine a dream for her... :) ... and thank you very much for the kind comment!
28 Jul 2017 at 11:15pm
M . W, Author photographer
M . W Roberto ;) As to the first part of your reply, someone told me once that I see the world and life too much in zero-one system, so I often forget that in this case these two worlds we are talking about - just as you wrote - mingle with eachother :)) And it's not easy to see the life in 0-1 system, believe me ;(

And the second part, you couldn't put in words better. What is more, it was beautifully said. Exactly as it is, especially reasumming last sentence: "An aware play, when we would want to act for our happiness, but we are acting in a manner which could damage ourselves." This theme sometimes repeats in my works :( And this demage hurts.

And Roberto, a discussion with you is always a big pleasure for me, really!
29 Jul 2017 at 11:29pm
Rob Nagelhout, Amateur photographer
Rob Nagelhout Very beautiful result
30 Jul 2017 at 06:28pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Well, Maria… :) … I do not know what it means to see the life or the world “zero-one system” … I mean… I understand what you mean… :) … but I prefer to think to see the life and the world in a very realistic way, based on my estimates of what the world and people show us every single day.

I am a statistician, I have a very pragmatic and rational mentality. I am a rationalist and the things that escape the reason, I admit, sometimes make me afraid. And I'm not talking about ghosts. I talk about human behavior. It sometimes frightens me. But, being a “statistician”, I know there is the number one. And there is a zero number too. BUT… :) … I also know that between zero and one there is an infinity of other numbers.

There is black. There is white. And there is an indefinable infinity of shades of gray…
And, about the second part, “that” theme is often the “leitmotif” of many of my works… :)

And every talk with you is every a pleasure for me too… :)
30 Jul 2017 at 11:18pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri ... and I'm glad you like, Rob... :) ... thank you very much! :)
30 Jul 2017 at 11:19pm
Srikaton Mindarwanto, Citizen of the World
Srikaton Mindarwanto Wonderful vision and realization!
1 Aug 2017 at 03:31am
Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria, Citizen of the World
Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria Very impressive and inspiring work! love the shadow and lighting!
1 Aug 2017 at 10:45am
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Srikaton... :) ... thank you very much! very kind! :)
1 Aug 2017 at 10:39pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri ... and I'm glad you like, Ma Chelsea Punzalan Sta Maria... :) ... thank you very much! :)
1 Aug 2017 at 10:40pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Philomena... :) ... and I'm glad you like! :) ... thank you very much!
2 Aug 2017 at 10:42pm
Magda Igyarto, Professional painter
Magda Igyarto Puissance expressive du contraste , excellent jeu de lumière! Merci d'apprécier également régulièrement mon travail pictural. Bien amicalement
3 Aug 2017 at 02:39pm
Thierry Lair, Citizen of the World
Thierry Lair Sumptuous Roberto.
3 Aug 2017 at 02:57pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Ms. Magda... :) ... thank you very much for the kind comment and, of course, for your beautiful works... :)
3 Aug 2017 at 11:19pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri too kind, Thierry... :) ... thank you very much! :)
3 Aug 2017 at 11:20pm
Aleksandar Budjevac, Amateur photographer
Aleksandar Budjevac Beautiful and enchanting moment, desire and love, or solitude. I love your movies, your separation of the time and the return in time that has passed. We're probably feeling safer there. Feelings that are always acute. But you elevate them to the throne.
6 Aug 2017 at 08:38pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri Aleksandar... :) ... I do not know if in the past we can feel ourselves safer. maybe yes. But only because we have the conscious (unconscious?) attitude to transform our past into something in which we feel ourselves more protected. And maybe this is a movie from the past as I wanted it to be... :)
Desire and possibility, unfortunately, in real life, are often separated...
and thank you very much for the beautiful comment... :)
6 Aug 2017 at 11:40pm
Dana Winkelman, Amateur photographer
Dana Winkelman Roberto. Forgive me for being so behind but I get there eventually. I think it is sensual and peaceful at the same time. Very soothing to my eye. I really like the composition and that you left detail in both the dark and light corners. I think this approach makes the photo less about light and dark and more about texture.
22 Aug 2017 at 03:59pm
Roberto De Mitri, Citizen of the World
Roberto De Mitri I think the same, Dana... :) ... Even though in this photo, light and shadows have a primary and main role in this portrait, I do not see a specific meaning in this. There is no struggle and there is no contrast between elements. There are no hidden meanings.
But they help to create a pleasing graphic effect in itself.
I also think that this photo has its strength in the graphics.
and all the best to you, Dana... :) ... always very kind!
22 Aug 2017 at 11:14pm
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