What inspired Kanye West for his new video

What inspired Kanye West for his new video

Andrea Tuzio · 7 months ago · Art

A couple of days ago I told you about the video of Heaven and Hell by Kanye West as a sort of crossover between music video and TV commercial aired on ESPN during the final that awarded the national title of college football, to advertise the global release of YEEZY Gap hoodies.

Last night my attention was caught by a post of an Instagram profile that calls itself a “Digital Museum”, @welcome.jpeg.
The post in question shows us and compares the references within the video Heaven and Hell to which Ye was inspired and the images that recall them. 
A divertissement that teases the intellect and shows us once again how important are for Kanye the cultural references with which he grew up or that simply inspired him and continue to do so during his multidisciplinary and prolific life/career.

Clearly this is not the first time this has happened. In the video for Stronger for example, Ye brought to the screen his immense admiration for AKIRA, Katsuhiro Ōtomo’s 1988 cyberpunk masterpiece. In fact, in an April 9, 2015 tweet, Kanye stated precisely that AKIRA and There Will Be Blood are his two favorite films of all time. 

Today, the focus of his work for Heaven and Hell is on five works that welcome.jpeg identified: John Martin‘s 1835 painting The Fall of Babylon, two illustrations of the Divine Comedy by Gustave Doré, an image from Michael Jackson’s 1996 video Stranger in Moscow, and Rene Magritte‘s 1928 masterpiece The Lovers.

Below you can see @welcome.jpeg’s post comparing the images in the video and the works they were inspired by.

 
 
 
 
 
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What inspired Kanye West for his new video
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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @effyrose__, @niinque, @saraperacchia, @jus._._._, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @serenabiaginiph, @nellys.ph, @matti_b9, @franscescaersilia1, @kevin.ponzuoli.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week
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InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

Tommaso Berra · 1 hour ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @marcocarta87, @unagiuliaacaso, @jus._._._, @idralinho, @allecossu, @alberto_sanna4, @luanapetrullophoto, @reportageofmylife, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @_my_perfect_little_world.

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There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham believes that there are two versions of Hong Kong: a real one that exists with its monumental skyscrapers and one that we remember fondly in our memories. 
The series “Fantasy city by the harbour” – from which a book of photographs was also born – stems precisely from an attempt to try to understand how we can return to the “other” Hong Kong, of which only the dreams and atmospheres dense with neon and people frantically roaming the streets of the Asian city remain.

The shots mainly show the architecture of the city, studied through the calm moments of the metropolis. In fact, people never appear, a challenge considering that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with its 7 million inhabitants.
In the streets, therefore, only silence remains, interrupted by the buzzing of neon lights, which Cody Ellingham uses to accentuate the aesthetic effect of the views, as if they were sets for a futuristic film set in a hyper-technological city of androids and flying machines.
The photographer had the opportunity to study the city during his frequent travels, choosing moments of calm to make even more vivid and real the Hong Kong that persisted in his memories but was difficult to find in everyday life. The fog favours the general suspended atmosphere of the scenes, the large billboards look like TVs left on after falling asleep on the sofa while the lights of the skyscrapers belie the whole thing: the city is not sleeping.

Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Is it possible for urban man to abandon all stimulus and service of the city to reconnect with an idea of brutal pragmatism dictated by nature? Photographer Daniele Frediani has embarked on a journey to Asia, to some of the territories in which the truth of time and space overpower appearances, consumption and weaknesses of our society.

Frediani in Kyrgyzstan perhaps saw what would happen if we were forced to go back to living as we did centuries and centuries ago, dependent on the cycle of nature and the animal cycle. The shots in his photo series show Kyrgyz nomads as they live by eliminating everything superfluous, decreasing the margin of error, of doubt about what is right or wrong. What the protagonists of these photos have at their disposal is only what their animals have to offer, while all around them are only large grasslands still cold in the Song Kol Lake area.
Living with them is an experience that takes you to another world, a world without time and space: before the Internet and social media, before technology and electricity,” said Daniele Frediani.

Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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