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"Desolate: A Journey Through Solitude and Abandonment" Sledging, 1911: Edward Wilson's artwork captures the desolation of a frozen landscape

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
Sledging, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: The long sandy beach beside the Ackergill Links at Sinclairs Bay

The long sandy beach beside the Ackergill Links at Sinclairs Bay

Background imageDesolate Collection: Lunar surface, artwork

Lunar surface, artwork
Lunar surface. Computer artwork of a view across the surface of the Moon towards Earth in the distance. The Moon has no atmosphere to scatter sunlight

Background imageDesolate Collection: View northwards along North Bailey below the cathedral, St. Chads College prominent

View northwards along North Bailey below the cathedral, St. Chads College prominent, Durham, County Durham, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDesolate Collection: Crystal Mill with aspens in fall colors, Crystal, Colorado, United States of America

Crystal Mill with aspens in fall colors, Crystal, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageDesolate Collection: Saguaro cacti, Saguaro National Park, Tuscon Mountain District west unit

Saguaro cacti, Saguaro National Park, Tuscon Mountain District west unit, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, North America

Background imageDesolate Collection: Mariner, Watersnakes

Mariner, Watersnakes
The Mariner, the dead albatross slung round his neck, watches the sea snakes and blesses them as living things in his desolate world

Background imageDesolate Collection: Transparent Man Walking in Desert

Transparent Man Walking in Desert
Australian Views Photographers: Donald Iain Smith

Background imageDesolate Collection: Vintage Commer truck with hay bales, Hawea Flat, near Wanaka, Otago, South Island

Vintage Commer truck with hay bales, Hawea Flat, near Wanaka, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

Background imageDesolate Collection: An Irish Donkey and Cart Bringing Home the Spuds

An Irish Donkey and Cart Bringing Home the Spuds - a boy is on a donkey and cart, laden with spuds, on a desolate road. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageDesolate Collection: Old abandoned shack by Mersey

Old abandoned shack by Mersey
Collapsing shelter on pier by the side of the Mersey in Liverpool at sunset

Background imageDesolate Collection: Winter sunrise over isolated cottage with Barn Owl

Winter sunrise over isolated cottage with Barn Owl
The weak yellow light of the winter sun rising over a desolate snowy scene surrounding a solitary farmhouse. A landing barn owl has been added to the border framing the scene

Background imageDesolate Collection: Beach at Gravelines, 1890. Artist: Georges-Pierre Seurat

Beach at Gravelines, 1890. Artist: Georges-Pierre Seurat
Beach at Gravelines, 1890. From the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

Background imageDesolate Collection: Nepal, Solo-Khumbu, Dzonglha

Nepal, Solo-Khumbu, Dzonglha. Ama Dablam (north face) bathed in evening light, seen from Dzonglha. Ama Dablam is one of the most, distinctive mountains lining the Khumba valley

Background imageDesolate Collection: Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson

Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson
Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). View of seals in Antarctica by Dr Edward Wilson, a member of Robert Falcon Scotts doomed expedition to the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: Abandoned mountain village Craco, Basilicata, Italy

Abandoned mountain village Craco, Basilicata, Italy

Background imageDesolate Collection: The light of the setting sun illuminates the unusual architecture of Blackchurch Rock

The light of the setting sun illuminates the unusual architecture of Blackchurch Rock, which lies under cliffs between Clovelly and Hartland Point, Culm Coast, North Devon, England, United Kingdom

Background imageDesolate Collection: Red Rocks, Arbatax

Red Rocks, Arbatax, island of Sardinia, Italy, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageDesolate Collection: Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)

Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)
710910 Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print) by Fenton, Roger (1819-69); 27.4x34.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Cape Evans in Winter (colour litho)

Cape Evans in Winter (colour litho)
NBY332284 Cape Evans in Winter (colour litho) by Wilson, Edward Adrian (1872-1912); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Our Advance to (La) Boiselle, July 1916 (w / c)

Our Advance to (La) Boiselle, July 1916 (w / c)
2651322 Our Advance to (La) Boiselle, July 1916 (w/c) by Handley-Read, Captain Edward Henry (1869-1935); 48x62.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Belgian Refugees, 1914

Belgian Refugees, 1914
Belgian refugees flee from their desolate homes after the advance of the German army. Date: 1914

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Tree of Crows, 1822 (oil on canvas)

The Tree of Crows, 1822 (oil on canvas)
XIR15999 The Tree of Crows, 1822 (oil on canvas) by Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840); 59x73.7 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: inspired by a Hun tumulus on the Baltic sea)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Deserted village of Slievemore, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connacht province

Deserted village of Slievemore, Achill Island, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageDesolate Collection: View from the summit plateau of Inferno Cone, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco

View from the summit plateau of Inferno Cone, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Arco, Highway 20, Idaho, USA

Background imageDesolate Collection: Black Valley, Killarney, Ring Of Kerry, Co Kerry, Ireland

Black Valley, Killarney, Ring Of Kerry, Co Kerry, Ireland

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dune formations. Bruneau Dunes State Park, ID

Sand dune formations. Bruneau Dunes State Park, ID

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas)

The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas)
XIR237960 The Sahara or, The Desert, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Guillaumet, Gustave (1840-87); 110x200 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageDesolate Collection: Dirt road in the Oman hinterland

Dirt road in the Oman hinterland

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dune with grass tuft, Namib Desert, Namibia

Sand dune with grass tuft, Namib Desert, Namibia

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sand dunes, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand at Paria Wilderness in Utah

Sand at Paria Wilderness in Utah

Background imageDesolate Collection: Road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate

Road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis at sunset, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Sand dunes in desert near Huacachina oasis, Ica District, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: City of Ica amidst sand dunes seen from Huacachina, Ica Region, Peru

City of Ica amidst sand dunes seen from Huacachina, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageDesolate Collection: Aerial View of Sand Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia, Africa

Aerial View of Sand Dunes, Sossusvlei, Namibia, Africa

Background imageDesolate Collection: Footprints in Sand Dune, Algondones Dunes Wilderness, California, USA

Footprints in Sand Dune, Algondones Dunes Wilderness, California, USA

Background imageDesolate Collection: Snowy Landscape With Mountains

Snowy Landscape With Mountains
Jukyong Park

Background imageDesolate Collection: Shattered Landscape, Cleve, 1939-45 (w/c on paper)

Shattered Landscape, Cleve, 1939-45 (w/c on paper)
3087980 Shattered Landscape, Cleve, 1939-45 (w/c on paper) by Colville, Alex (1920-2013); Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada; © Canadian War Museum .

Background imageDesolate Collection: Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1624. Creator: Francois de Nome

Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1624. Creator: Francois de Nome
Daniel in the Lion's Den, 1624.

Background imageDesolate Collection: Mountains of the Judean Desert 10

Mountains of the Judean Desert 10
Tal Paz-Fridman



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"Desolate: A Journey Through Solitude and Abandonment" Sledging, 1911: Edward Wilson's artwork captures the desolation of a frozen landscape, as explorers brave the harsh Antarctic conditions. Lunar surface: An eerie stillness envelops this lunar artwork, depicting a desolate expanse devoid of life or sound. The long sandy beach beside Ackergill Links at Sinclairs Bay offers a desolate escape from bustling city life, where solitude meets the crashing waves. View northwards along North Bailey below the cathedral reveals an empty street, with St. Chads College standing out in its silent grandeur against the backdrop of desolation. Crystal Mill stands alone amidst fall-colored aspens in Colorado, USA—a testament to human presence in an otherwise untouched and desolate wilderness. Saguaro cacti stand tall and solitary in Saguaro National Park's Tuscon Mountain District west unit—an arid desert landscape that epitomizes isolation and desolation. Mariner snakes through deserted waters—its abandoned state echoing a sense of loneliness on once-thriving waterways now left barren by time's passage. Transparent Man Walking in Desert portrays one man's journey through an unforgiving wasteland—a metaphor for personal struggles faced alone amidst societal emptiness. An Irish Donkey and Cart Bringing Home the Spuds showcases rural Ireland's isolated beauty—the donkey plodding along deserted paths while carrying sustenance for those living far from civilization. Vintage Commer truck with hay bales rests silently on Hawea Flat near Wanaka—an abandoned relic reminding us of forgotten times when human activity thrived before succumbing to nature's reclaiming embrace. Old abandoned shack by Mersey stands dilapidated against the elements—a haunting reminder of past lives lived within its walls now lost to time's relentless march.