Art & deserts

Open skies, expansive emptiness, great light, and colossal space – welcome to the mesmerizing world of art in deserts. It’s really easy to understand why the desert is a truly monumental and irresistible blank canvas for any earth, land or installation artist.

As challenging as it can be, desert environments offer a stunningly beautiful landscape that can produce some of the most breathtaking art pieces. The exquisite and diverse features, flora, and fauna of the desert environment make great artworks.

Art in deserts portrays a variety of elements and unforgettable scenes of desert environments and their special charm. The most popular creators of desert art include Michael Heizer and Walter De Maria.

Aleix Plademunt in Dubailand, the world’s most expensive theme park

What is Dubailand? After being exposed to numerous renderings and 3d models of Dubailand, a new place near Dubai, photographer Aleix Plademunt decided to visit the place. Dubailand was compiled over a 3-month period that saw Aleix Pledemunt travel across the rich oasis of Dubai, which is a city that has come to be known …

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Steve McCurry’s magic India moments – Glamorous & worrying

Why Steve McCurry is fascinated with India Photographer Steve McCurry has been traveling to various parts of the globe photographing and capturing different subjects and people. His photography has led him down hidden pathways and streets, searching for what he calls the magic moment when color, light, and emotion work together in perfect harmony to …

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Doug Wheeler’s Synthetic Desert at Guggenheim – 46 years in the making

Backstory Over 40 years ago, a leading Light and Space artist called Doug Wheeler imagined an art project that resembled the tranquility you would experience if you travelled to an expansive desert such as the one in Arizona. For a long time, the idea only existed on paper due to the amount of resources it …

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These photos of Burning Man will make you want to go immediately

Photographer Victor Habchy’s trip to Burning Man Victor Habchy is a French photographer and director. He was lucky enough to get a ticket to Burning Man, an annual festival in the middle of the desert of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert in the US. He describes the event as life-changing, spending a full week without electricity, …

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Daesung Lee’s photography – 75% of Mongolia might turn into a desert

35% of Mongolians are still nomads Daesung Lee’s Futuristic Archeology project deals with the nomadic people of Mongolia. Although Mongolia has seen increasing modernization and urbanization in recent decades, approximately 35% of Mongolians still live a traditional nomadic lifestyle, thus depending on the vast land and their relationship with the land to survive. Mongolia’s land …

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Artist David Brooks & These massive rooftops on Manhattan’s last undeveloped lot

Imagine viewing rooftops at eye level with pedestrians in Manhattan, New York? That seems nearly impossible when you consider New York has more than 300 high-rise buildings taller than 150 meters. This means that to really appreciate the city’s landscape of rooftops, one has to climb to the rooftop of another landmark building or …

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