“Things are sweeter when they’re lost.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
Russian painter Ivan Alifan paints seductive portraits, subtly allowing us into the intimate aspects of his characters’ lives. His works range from metaphorical portrayals of sensuality — as in the dramatic portraits of a woman with white paint cascading down her face — to quiet looks into the introspective moments of Ophelia-like beauties. Alifan paints with expressionistic strokes, creating dramatic and sometimes ghostly lighting that encapsulates a sense of mystery. Take a look at some of Ivan Alifan’s paintings below. MORE: http://hifructose.com/2013/04/16/the-seductive-paintings-of-ivan-alifan/
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Indian Hindu widows throw flowers as part of Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India on March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband’s deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck.
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