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Contrasting Worlds: From Velazquez's Old Woman Cooking Eggs to Andy Goldsworthy's Sheep Fold Installation, the diversity of art never ceases to amaze

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Olavo Azevedo

Background imageContrast Collection: An Andy Goldsworthy art instalation in a sheep fold at Tilberthwaite in the Lake District UK

An Andy Goldsworthy art instalation in a sheep fold at Tilberthwaite in the Lake District UK
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Background imageContrast Collection: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish Baroque painter. The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Background imageContrast Collection: Great Dane called Hermie is a big dog and is often taken for walks by three year old Emma

Great Dane called Hermie is a big dog and is often taken for walks by three year old Emma Rich. July 1980

Background imageContrast Collection: View over Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

View over Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 2. Noon. A group of Huguenots attend the French Church in Hog Lane, London (right), opposite an eating house and a group of disreputable people (left)

Background imageContrast Collection: The sun rises over the skyline in Toronto

The sun rises over the skyline in Toronto, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageContrast Collection: Firefighters standing by during the Blitz, London in WWII LFB150

Firefighters standing by during the Blitz, London in WWII LFB150
Firefighters standing by during the Blitz, London -- in the early hours of the morning, after a night of bombing

Background imageContrast Collection: Fireworks explode behind the Big Ben clock tower during New Year celebrations in London

Fireworks explode behind the Big Ben clock tower during New Year celebrations in London January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Opera house Sydney
Alida van Zaane

Background imageContrast Collection: The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad

The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad, 1888. People cavort in fancy dress through the street, some playing banjos, others brandishing what looks like bladders on sticks

Background imageContrast Collection: Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909

Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909
A Liberal Party campaign card for the 1909 General Election. A grim image of an elderly couple heading for the workhouse is contrasted with the partys vision of sunlit fields of waving corn

Background imageContrast Collection: Moshulu Sailing Ship, Penns Landing, Waterfront District, Philadelphia

Moshulu Sailing Ship, Penns Landing, Waterfront District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America

Background imageContrast Collection: Ballet in the dark

Ballet in the dark
Pattanawit Suntiniwat

Background imageContrast Collection: The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The Devils Acre - Westminster, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The Devils Acre-Westminster, 1872. Devils Acre, a Victorian slum near Westminster Abbey had a high rate of mortality from diseases such as typhoid. From, " LONDON

Background imageContrast Collection: Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) and white-throated kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis) on the back

Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) and white-throated kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis) on the back, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, South America

Background imageContrast Collection: El Angel de la Independencia in Mexico City, Mexico

El Angel de la Independencia in Mexico City, Mexico

Background imageContrast Collection: Maidenhair tree leaves (Ginkgo biloba)

Maidenhair tree leaves (Ginkgo biloba) on rock. This unique tree is named after the golden hue its leaves turn in autumn. An extract from the leaves in used in herbal medicine

Background imageContrast Collection: Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia, South America

Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia, South America

Background imageContrast Collection: Hoards of trekkers make their way to Everest Base Camp, Mount Everest is the peak on the left

Hoards of trekkers make their way to Everest Base Camp, Mount Everest is the peak on the left, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

Background imageContrast Collection: Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Havana at night, Cuba, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Havana at night, Cuba, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageContrast Collection: Two businessmen and different business models

Two businessmen and different business models
The Old Way. The New Way. Two businessmen and different business models and their success or failure. Giving credit or paying cash. Date: 1870

Background imageContrast Collection: Karangasem Volcano, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Karangasem Volcano, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageContrast Collection: Guinness Brewery, St

Guinness Brewery, St. James Gate, Dublin, Eire (Republic of Ireland), Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Toilet / Manicure 1930

Toilet / Manicure 1930
Frumpish middle-aged woman gives a manicure to a pretty young woman in her bedroom

Background imageContrast Collection: Chapel of the Holy Cross

Chapel of the Holy Cross, sunset, Sedona, Arizona, United States of America (U.S.A.), North America

Background imageContrast Collection: Nuclear power station of Saint Laurent-des-Eaux, Pays de Loire, Loire Valley

Nuclear power station of Saint Laurent-des-Eaux, Pays de Loire, Loire Valley, France, Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Architectural contrasts, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Architectural contrasts, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageContrast Collection: Clematis Montana Rubens

Clematis Montana Rubens, a hardy climbing plant of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, with pink flowers. Seen here growing up the side of a house

Background imageContrast Collection: Obese fat man tries to dive into swimming pool next to small boy. Circa 1980

Obese fat man tries to dive into swimming pool next to small boy. Circa 1980

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Rock and wind
Sébastien Cheminade

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1X
Samanta Krivec

Background imageContrast Collection: Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner

Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler, pictured with his father, a coal miner. 2nd November 1974

Background imageContrast Collection: phalaenopsis stuartiana, orchid, moth orchid, white subject

phalaenopsis stuartiana, orchid, moth orchid, white subject
Phalaenopsis stuartiana Phalaenopsis Orchid - Moth orchid White subject

Background imageContrast Collection: Fall Colors at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton NP, Wyoming

Fall Colors at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton NP, Wyoming
Fall colors and Mount Moran reflection at Oxbow Bend in Autumn at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, United States. Taken September 2012

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Zebra heels
Sarah Manovski

Background imageContrast Collection: The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c. 1550, by Pieter Bruegh

The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c. 1550, by Pieter Bruegh
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525-1569). Flemish painter. The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c.1550. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageContrast Collection: The stone head of Buddha statue in roots of a Bodhi tree, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya

The stone head of Buddha statue in roots of a Bodhi tree, Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya
The stone head of a Buddha statue in the roots of a Bodhi tree in Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Background imageContrast Collection: The AT&T Building, locally known as the Batman Building in Nashville, Tennessee

The AT&T Building, locally known as the Batman Building in Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageContrast Collection: USA-California-Los Angeles-Downtown: El Pueblo de Los Angeles- Historic Mexican Area-Olvera

USA-California-Los Angeles-Downtown: El Pueblo de Los Angeles- Historic Mexican Area-Olvera
USA, California, Los Angeles, Downtown: El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Historic Mexican Area, Olvera Street Market, Toy Guitars

Background imageContrast Collection: Great Dane & Chihuahua, the largest and smallest breeds at Crufts 10th February

Great Dane & Chihuahua, the largest and smallest breeds at Crufts 10th February 1968 - which saw a record entry of 7, 017 dogs, the biggest dog show in the world, now being held at Olympia

Background imageContrast Collection: Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageContrast Collection: I'm thinking

I'm thinking
Frank Ma

Background imageContrast Collection: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the May Day Parade, Mexico City, 1st May 1929 (b / w photo)

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the May Day Parade, Mexico City, 1st May 1929 (b / w photo)
473534 Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in the May Day Parade, Mexico City, 1st May 1929 (b/w photo) by Modotti, Tina (1896-1942); (add.info)

Background imageContrast Collection: Coal is unloaded onto large piles at the Ulan Coal mines near the central New South Wales

Coal is unloaded onto large piles at the Ulan Coal mines near the central New South Wales rural town of Mudgee in Australia, March 8, 2018. Picture taken March 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Background imageContrast Collection: Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky

Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921. Artist: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Join the red forces to get a better life, 1921



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Contrasting Worlds: From Velazquez's Old Woman Cooking Eggs to Andy Goldsworthy's Sheep Fold Installation, the diversity of art never ceases to amaze. The serene beauty of Stanage Edge at sunrise in Derbyshire stands in stark contrast to Hogarth's bustling city scene at Noon. As the Sydney Opera House graces the harbor with its modern elegance, fireworks ignite behind Big Ben during London's New Year celebrations, symbolizing a clash between tradition and innovation. In another kind of contrast, a gentle giant named Hermie accompanies three-year-old Emma on walks, showcasing the bond between humans and animals. Witnessing the sun rise over Toronto's skyline evokes a sense of hope and renewal amidst urban chaos. Meanwhile, firefighters standing by during London's Blitz remind us of bravery amid destruction. Ballet performed in darkness highlights the power of movement against an absence of light while Trinidad's vibrant carnival bursts with color and energy. Lastly, trekkers en route to Everest Base Camp encounter both physical challenges and breathtaking natural beauty—a testament to human resilience juxtaposed with nature’s grandeur.