The grey areas of life fall away in the face of the opposing hue of death."Everything contains its antithesis." - Juliet Stevenson

Life and death. This is the comparison in its purest form. Even the colors the artist chose for the background reflect the opposite ends of the spectrum. "A fish flapping on the carpet, a fish not flapping on the carpet. So powerful, even a 4 year old with no concept of life or death, knew what it meant." - Kill Bill 2
Dreams and reality clash in this painting. The artist uses a contrast to great effect in this mind bending image. Then again, who's dream is it? "You have to dream before your dreams can come true." - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The dessert of the real and the dreamscape meet once again in this classic image. The man dreams of being a butterfly. What will really bake your noodle later is the fact that you can't tell if it is really a butterfly dreaming of being a man. "Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." - Zhuangzi
Fire and water, side by side. The only way that the two could coexist within one another, is with the help of a very talented artist. Opposite ends of the spectrum. “Fire and water join together, and the breath roars in its fury! The tongue and the sex organs each seek to taste.” - Sri Guru Granth Sahib
The light from the darkness. The beast shows that the night is dark and full of terrors. Contrast once again lends itself to a great piece. "You are a light that shone on my darkness." - Kare Kano
Nirvana vs Eternal damnation. The looks on the people's faces say it all. This piece makes great use of light and shadow to give the sense of opposition. "What do you believe in? Heaven or hell? You don't believe in heaven cause we're livin in hell; So, it's your life" - Raekwon
This painting is made up of nothing but white and black. Simple lines creating simple shapes. The art lies in the striking dissimilarity in the colors. "I don't believe there's two sides to every story. It's black and white. There's right and wrong." - Joe Wurzelbacher
The sun and moon come together to make one hell of a portrait of polarity. The artist used an eclipse to show the power that both the sun and moon wields. The water shows the moon's power over the tide. "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Buddha
Man invents machine. Man vs Machine. Man becomes machine. Make note of the color of this image. It evokes thoughts of a computer mainframe. "Is artificial intelligence less than our intelligence?" - Spike Jonze
Life and death. We have come full circle. The face of life has a serene appearance. The face of death seems evil. This is the way humans see death anyway. Then again, who really knows? “Too weird to live, too rare to die!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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