anamorphic sculptures by jonty hurwitz
U-Ram Choe: Scarecrow (2012)
Oh wow, that is a very brilliant use of light
The Lion of Lucerne, by Bertel Thorvaldsen.
“The Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”
Paintings of Paint by Ben Weiner
are you fucking kidding me
we have to go deeper
so elegant ;)
From a height of three meters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shutter release. The result: razor-sharp images of disturbing beauty—temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography technology. By Martin Klimas. More here.
First thought: “Wow, that statue’s kung fu is so strong it shattered itself!”
Second thought: “Artifact destruction spell art in under five seconds.”
“Sexually Liberated Hobbits” Rebloggable by request.
Thats fucking it. I hate Martin Freeman fans. They are ruining the Hobbit for all the true fans. Fuck i want to punch who ever drew this.
do you need a glass of warm milk and a stepladder to reach the point thats way over ur head
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
AND YOU’RE TO BLAME
YOU GIVE LOVE
A BAD NAME
Oh tumblr, how I have missed you so. As of this very moment I am waiting in the airport for my flights back to Missoula; hopefully tomorrow I will be back to our regularly scheduled posts, but until then enjoy these random shots found in the many folders of images on my computer!
These specimens (a frog and two fish) are prepared using a special chemical process called “clearing and staining”, which turns the tissues and organs translucent while alizarin is used to dye the calcium in the bones red. The process is explained well here, and you can see more specimens (a large frog and fetal pig) from our museum in this post from June. Both of these specimens are on display in our collaborative art show An Aesthetic Taxonomy, which is currently featured in the UC Gallery until the end of this week. If you haven’t stopped by already, DO IT! Not that I’m biased or anything, but it is pretty awesome…
See you tomorrow!
Using a combination of high speed photography and precise paint splashes, artist Jack Long creates liquid flowers, which are basically paint that has splashed in such a way and captured at the right moment that it looks like a flower. Even more impressively, a lot of the pieces depict flowers in vases, rather than just the flower itself.
Marble Sculptures that looks like Styrofoam by Fabio Viale
i was impressed with the level of skill shown with the sculptures
until i read “marble”
then my head fucking exploded