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Naturalist beauty

Venezuelan photographer shows beauty to the world

“My main influence is nature itself: I like to be in the field observing, exploring, collecting samples and collecting. In this lesson I will share with you some references that inspire me on a daily basis. You’ll see that they come from both the natural and artistic worlds.”

“Influences In this lesson I will tell you what are the main influences and sources of inspiration for my work. First of all, nature itself. I like to think of my work as being divided into two stages: a first stage, which is in the field, where I’m outside, looking, feeling, experiencing, and then I collect all those experiences and interactions I had with the places and with the species, and bring them into the second stage of the work, which is what happens in the studio, where the images are developed. I have a style that is very minimalist, with color palettes well …”

Antonia Reyes, or as some know her, Antonia Pajarito, defines herself as a nature illustrator. She has specialized in the representation of native flora and fauna of Chile, a natural paradise. Her relationship with nature has always been one of exploration, then study and artistic interpretation. His goal is to generate illustrations that really excite and show the beauty of nature. She works in a totally analogical way, with pencils and watercolors on paper.

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It is this human side that invites instant rapport and makes us see ourselves projected in the Peter Parker, Bruce Banner, Hal Jordan or Barry Allen of the moment; even in some Thor or Superman whose conditions of God of Thunder and messianic alien savior are in the background once we delve into problems that are much more earthly than we would expect.

Knowing this, I could say -not with little regret- that ‘Eternals’ has been the first MCU film that has made me feel uncomfortable in the theater seat. Much of the blame has been placed on a narrative with unexpected levels of chaos and density for a filmmaker of the stature of Chloé Zhao, whose leap from the independent scene to the big-budget blockbuster is marked by the tons of oral exposition with which it is intended to present, in almost 160 minutes, a mythology that is too vast and complex.

And the fact is that in the first cinematic adventure of the Eternals, which starts with a good dose of information in the form of not too digestible text, the engine of the story is not the action. Instead, everything is articulated around some tremendously stilted dialogues that underline emotions, that verbalize revelations and dramatic twists and turns – without going any further, one of the main twists is revealed in a montage sequence with voice-over -, that channel a humanist discourse of garrafón, and that have made me squint my eyes on more than a few occasions at their artificial artificiality.

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Naturalism maintains that all concepts related to consciousness and mind refer to entities that can be reduced to relationships of interdependence (supervenience) with natural forces and causes.

More specifically, it rejects the objective existence of something supernatural, as occurs in human religions. It also rejects the idea of teleology (attributing to a process a finality)[citation needed], seeing all those “supernatural” things as explicable in natural terms.

It is not merely a view of current scientific studies, but also of what science will discover in the future. Ontological naturalism takes a monistic view of reality.

Some forms of naturalism resolutely exclude any kind of mechanicism, as is the case of Marxist dialectical materialism -which can also be included within naturalism-, for which reality is not regulated by mechanical laws but by the Hegelian triad of thesis, antithesis and synthesis.

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He meets Humboldt and Humboldt recommends him to explore Venezuela and use his skills and knowledge. He gets support from the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV and the Berlin Academy of Sciences. Appun embarks to South America in 1849.

He realized that in Venezuela it was not possible to grow wheat on a large scale. But its inhabitants consumed two types of bread, which were traditionally made with corn, the arepas, and others with cassava, the casabe:

To be able to gather and mix with exquisite grace and charm, pictures of such diverse colors, without tiring the reader, to have that gift of embracing with the thought and to bring to the pen, the infinite and variable splendor of a virgin forest, with its different and alternating shades in an elegant and beautiful way, it is necessary to possess a brilliant and refined taste!

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In 1859 he travels to Germany, but after a short stay, he goes to British Guiana (now Guyana) hired as a scientist by the British government to study its flora and fauna, as well as the indigenous tribes he encounters during his explorations. Although he visits the Orinoco Delta for the second time, he remains in Guyana from 1860 to 1868.

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