The Human Condition

Photographic and Artistic work showing *'The Integrity Of Being Human'*

"Painted Faces" ~ The Human Condition Permanent Gallery

steppeland steppeland 1365 posts

Themed Permanent Gallery


Welcome to this Themed Permanent Gallery of the Human Condition group.
This gallery will continue growing as new works are entered and selected for featuring.
New additions to this gallery will be entered at the top of this page.

Please Note: All images are chosen for their image quality…not by Artist names. Artists may receive more than one feature at a time, if their image meets the theme & judging requirements.*

I’m happy and proud to present to you our :


“Painted Faces” Gallery


All over the world, in all cultures and continents, people use to paint their faces.
Sometimes just for fun, for festivals, carnivals and celebrations – Sometimes for religious reasons, for cleansing or healing, as sign of wisdom, or strength, or leadership – Sometimes as a message to others, a sign of personality, or, just because…
From the Sadhu ( the good, holy men) in India and Nepal (Hinduism) and the Eastern artists, to the European street performers and eccentric individuals ~ From the Japanese Bride to the North American clown ~ From the Native American Elders, Papua’s tribal people and the Maori priest, to the carnival celebrants and the painted children’s faces…
Each of the images in this gallery show us a painted face – a woman, a man, a child… a person, each with their own story, their own dignity – unique, irreplaceable, amazing…

You’re welcome to look into their eyes and meet them, each one of them, to hear their story – and if you like, please click on the image, and let the artist know!


New Additions : Feb. 23, 2012


Two Bits In An Ear
by SuddenJim


Little Sadhu
by lamiel

you forget my name
by Enno Kosk


Painted Faces
by Hank Eder


Young girl in Bilas
by georgina1509


Jan. 19, 2012


No Sad Sadhus 3
by AlliD

a sadhu in Kathmandu
by Matt Eagles

The Saint at Haridwar
by Mukesh Srivastava

Sadhu
by R�mi Bridot


Happy weakness
by Adnane Mouhyi


Hunaman's Whistle
by lamiel

Thai New Year 5
by CRPH

Young man Dresses as Lord Shiva
by RajeevKashyap

Superlunary
by Hans Bax

Elaine II
by elisabeth tainsh

Made Up
by BruceMacArthur

The time is now
by su2anne

my river of tears turned blue
by gompo

Bridal March
by BruceMacArthur

Geiko & Sakura 1
by Sam Ryan

Eyes of Wisdom
by sunchaser

Fierce
by ☼Laughing Bones☾

Get involved…
by Nephrurus


Grandfather
by ☼Laughing Bones☾


Contemplating – Mt Hagen Festival
by EveW

Ready for the Festival
by EveW


Old Wisdom
by Linda Sparks


Eggman
by PhotoFox

Karnaval
by montserrat


Carnevale di Venezia VI
by Louise Fahy


Charlie Chaplin Mime
by Marilyn Harris


Pensive Mime
by Valerie Rosen


A journey…
by su2anne

Indigenous Dancers at Stylin' Up festival 57
by Jaxybelle

The Pemon Child
by Vincent Riedweg


Inside Linda's Mind (iii)
by juznobsrvr


I Break For Hugs
by Teresa Burnett


The Butterflies
by Ben Loveday

Looby the Butterfly
by Sheila Laurens


PUDDY TAT!
by Helen Akerstrom


vaggypar vaggypar 12892 posts

Great Work .!!!

su2anne su2anne 1587 posts

what an incredible start to the year… an amazing body of work!
congrats to both the selectors and artists!!
suzanne:))

Jazz08 Jazz08 62 posts

beautiful work!!! and a great theme for our first themed gallery :)

Helen Akerstrom Photography Helen Akerstro... 480 posts

I am honoured to be selected amongst this esteemed group of artists!
Amazing work by all…
Thank you to Steppeland for bring together these outstanding features!
Cheers Helen.

steppeland steppeland 1365 posts

Thank you all for the great comments. I’m happy you like the gallery! It was a great pleasure to select these wonderful works!

vaggypar vaggypar 12892 posts

Great Work .!!

Bernhard Matejka Bernhard Matejka 3986 posts

Beautiful – congratulations – hosts and artists!

autumnwind autumnwind 8270 posts

WOW. FABULOUS! XOXOXOXOOXO

Dan Wilcox Dan Wilcox 64 posts

Congrats to all the artists for their beautiful work and to steppeland and his team for such a forward-thinking project. It is cooperative efforts such as this that raise the internet to the status of a type 1 global communication device . we We should be proud.

lamiel lamiel 2595 posts

Thanks for selecting “Little Sadhu”. It has given n=me the chance to view this wonderful gallery! Great stuff!

Lucinda Walter Lucinda Walter 8798 posts

Congratulations. Excellent work.

Maree Cardinale Maree Cardinale 1798 posts

Wow what a fascinating selection!

RGHunt RGHunt 7392 posts

Congratulations to all those featured. Outstanding work. Excellent choices.

Ethna Gillespie Ethna Gillespie 1485 posts

Fantastic collection! Congratulations to all featured.