Thursday, February 21, 2013


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Art Thursday, the spotlight is on shadows:

Shadow Line
photo by Sebastien Ernest

Shadow Boxing
photo by Justin Liew

Running Down the Shadows
photo by Vinoth Chandar

Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest, Romania
photo by Fusion of Horizons

Dirty White Trash (With Gulls)
by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

by Jenny Downing

Anonymous Walking Shadows
photo by Feliciano Guimaraes

Vodable - Cave
photo by Panoramas

* Shadows in Science and Art
* Origami Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita (Also, Kumi's site)
* Shadow Art by Rashad Alakbarov
* Shadow Art by Norhisham Shafie
* A Short History of the Shadow
* Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall by Henry Bursill on Project Gutenberg
* Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art by E.H. Gombrich


HWY said...

Wow! These photographs are magnificent.

Such a sense of contrast and of imagination.

Was quite taken with the White Trash and Shadow Boxing.

But the Shadow Line knocked my socks off. :-)

Linda B said...

Amazing what artists do. (I think I've said that before!) I used to line up my students on a bright sunny day & I'd take their 'shadow' picture, then we would see if we could recognize everyone. Sometimes they would pose. A fun project. I love the white trash with gulls especially! thanks Tabatha!

Author Amok said...

Hi, Tabatha. So much to love in these images, yet they each handled shadows in a different way. I looked at some of the origami shadow art -- just amazing, those profiles. Each one is different, just like human faces.