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July 23, 2007

Living photographs

Flower_festival The festival of Genzano, so called Infiorata, has been celebrated for more than two centuries, in the month of June. For such occasion, the high road Via Italo Belardi is transformed into a flowered carpet, and about 2000 squared meters are decorated with pictures made with flowers, petals, seed and leaves. (From Spluch). Also, in Brussels

Just before World War One, photographer Arthur Mole used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to create the so-called "living photographs", done on a monumental scale. By arranging thousands of soldiers (reservists, or nurses) in various patriotic symbols and photographing them from above, he was able to use lines of perspective to transform meaningless masses into artistic shapes and even portraits

Philippine beauties from the fabled Manila Carnivals 1908-1939. (flickr. From Iz Reloaded)

On June 29, more than hundred artists gathered near Tretyakovskoi Gallery in Moscow to paint 151 Benches of the world

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