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Life Imitates Art

This was spotted in Assisi in Italy, but I can only claim partial credit – though I had noticed its photographic potential, it was a close friend of mine who pointed out its similarity to certain surrealist paintings of the 1920s.

It bends my brain a bit to contemplate it. As a photograph, it is a straight depiction of reality so, strictly speaking, it can’t be surreal. As a portrait, it is definitely rather surreal. Is it surrealist or not?

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3 Comments

  1. CrashRyan says:

    wow! looks like a person!

  2. george says:

    Yes – and then again – no.
    Perhaps it’s an alien cave painting.
    Whatever, it’s a captivating image.

  3. tom says:

    Very well seen. Looks like a face.

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