Came across photographer Amanda Charchian and at the same time went to tiny Alphonse Mucha’s exposition, which both collapsed in one understanding of what for me is the only meaningful direction in nude art photography (getting beyond the “beautiful human body concept”).


I am not sure how many people do perceive the psychedelic aspect of Mucha’s paintings – the repetitive undefined and abstract patterns which slowly develop into clearly distinguishable shapes of birds or leafs, the inability to tell where exactly does the woman figure emerge from the detailed foliage.

Amanda portrays in a less romanticized way, however the use of overlaid images to blend woman body into floral landscapes makes perfect sense from my biologist-point-of-view, because we’re made of star-stuff.

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