Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts




Details

Submitted on
August 3, 2011
Image Size
592 KB
Resolution
900×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
12,612
Favourites
870 (who?)
Comments
271

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×
Some Kind Of Progress by DpressedSoul Some Kind Of Progress by DpressedSoul
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
(Charles Baudelaire)

Freehand, slightly cropped.
Update: some quality enhancement, also available as a print now.


Featured by

:icondemonmathiel: [link] :iconnikita-kellygin: [link] :iconaugenweide: [link] :iconeintoern: [link] :iconsaphophotographics: [link] :iconode-to-simplicity: [link] :iconxbastex: [link] :iconabstract-and-surreal: [link]
:iconnaniska: [link] :iconwiebkefesch: [link] :iconschasez: [link] :iconkaz-d: [link] :icontuesdaysangel: [link] :icons4sh4x: [link] :iconperplestone: [link] :iconjohngiannis27: [link] :iconsandzzsandy: [link]
:iconchryssalis: [link] :iconalireza1: [link] :icontracy-me: [link] :iconcassper00: [link] :iconvesnasvesna: [link] :icon5-stars-artists: [link] :iconcarrex: [link] :iconfeigenfrucht: [link] :iconphotopathica: [link]
:iconquasi-virtuoso: [link] :iconmyjunglestudios: [link] :iconune-vache: [link] :iconbeautifulborders: [link] :icondilicious-trips: [link] :iconeinsilbig: [link] :iconifsantag: [link] :iconscheinbar: [link]

...and in POINT OF SIMPLICITY ISSUE#4 CITY

by Florian Schmidt
My works are not stock and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

You can follow the trail of the snail also on
Google+ | art limited | Shadowness | last.fm
Add a Comment:
 
:icondeaconstrucktor:
The Progress of Consumption.

This photo clearly illustrates a negative view of progress. This is not the futurist's ideal that we think of when we witness the creation of a new skyscraper, or watch as a Mars rover lands on the surface of that far distant planet. This Progress is the progress of a cancer. The progress of consumption of our planet's resources. It is a progress that leaves nothing behind though its advancement may be slow in developing.

The first frame of the window is suggestive of cellular growth, a nucleus with dendrite arms that metastasizes as we advance through the photo, until we reach the last, in which even the frame has deteriorated.

I deducted a star from Originality, because I have seen this type of illustration of stages before and I feel it is near impossible to be completely original at this stage in history. However, I don't feel originality is necessarily the most important feature of a work if there is a powerful vision behind it.

The square format is the only format that would work for this piece, indeed it basically requires it. Likewise, the black and white format is, I feel, a requirement for this photo to really shine. It strips away all the unnecessary 'muddle' of a slow progression to present a stark picture. The title and quote provides an ironic twist. This is "some kind of progress"; a progression to the void where there can be no progress at all.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
7 out of 7 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconstarlingb:
StarlingB Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
.. description of liberation? 
Reply
:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It has something to do with a breakout, it seems. :)
Reply
:iconstarlingb:
StarlingB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
.. it's darker behind .. but it feels much more 'friendly' :)
Reply
:icongervlove:
gervlove Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Photographer
I love your work.
Reply
:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Reply
:iconifsantag:
ifsantag Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
Thank you so much for taking part to my collection! :heart:
You beautiful work has been featured here: ifsantag.deviantart.com/journa...
Have a nice weekend!
:love:
Reply
:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
Reply
:iconifsantag:
ifsantag Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
Reply
:iconcr2o3:
Cr2O3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
yo
you are soo good
Reply
:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It wasn't me who broke the glass blocks. I just found them. ;)
Thanks a lot for your appreciation! :handshake:
Reply
Add a Comment: