wihte snow and blue pyramid with sun above peak in surreal landscape
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albedo

photography based digital art

snow field with rising blue pyramid on horizon below sun on black sky albedo: dream landscape with snow on foreground, rising blue pyramid on middleground at horizon and sun with light reflections on surrounding clouds on black background.Surrealsim photography.

A dream image representing the albedo, step of alchemy.  Albedo is one of the four major stages of the magnum opus; along with nigredo, citrinitas and rubedo.  Following the chaos of the nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a purification in albedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away of impurities. See references about albedo

Surrealism pictures are a branch or better the ancestor of photography based digital art. It is an “old” tachnique, started with the darkroom and used by surrealists as Salvador Dalì in some works of photography. The technique is known as photomontage and consistes in mounting more images into one.

Bruno Paolo Benedetti

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cristal pyramd burning in fire flame, alchemy black work representation
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surrealistic symbolic artwork depicting the black work of alchemy

photography based digital art

hyaline quartz pyramid burning in flame on black background lateral view burning hyaline quartz pyramid in fire like a stake, surrealism picture with symbolism about alchemy

This is the second surrealistic picture holding symbolic value. It represents the first step of alchemy, the nigredo or black work. In this step  on the way to the the self awarness and enlightenment the self is distroyed for a rebirth in the second step, the albedo, represented in an other picture. Nigredo is the first step in the pathway to the philosopher’s stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter. See references about black work

Bruno Paolo Benedetti

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the path of the soul to the heaven after death representation
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surrealism and symbolism: a way to depict cultural and religious archetypes

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emerging colored pyramid in light, surrealism photography emerging colored pyramid in light, surrealism photography

In the surrealism photography the image can hold a conceptual and symbolic value, in contrast with non objective photograpy, where the image interpretation depends on  the watcher imagination. It takes the place or better can be used along the symbols of the world cultures. We have symbols like Swastika, Cross, Moon, Sun, and many others used by official religions and mystic movements, related to a specific meaning. The two swastikas toghether simbolise the equilibrium, the cross the rebirth and the Moon, in the islamic religion, has different meanings depending on its color. All these symbols evoque, in their culture and religion, a specific sensation, message. So through the surrealism photography we can create images transmitting messages as well. The depicted situations, landscapes create a dream world which makes our imagination working. We start from the rational sphere, given by a recognizable image for reaching the emotional sphere.

We can say that, in the photography…

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surreal clock with zodiac and astral signs with shades of yellow
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astral time in surreal clock

surreal clock with zodiac and astral signs with shades of yellow
surreal clock with zodiac signs, numbers and multicolored background

Fine art picture about the  archetypal concept of time connected with divination and mistery.

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