Slate explains how Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” may be the perfect illustration of man…because of a hernia.
But in selecting his model for human perfection, Leonardo also managed to depict how our perfect bodies, upon closer inspection, are never so perfect after all. His sketch also reminds us that there is a certain futility in humans’ historic search for an exemplar, the one individual we can all point to and call the pinnacle of the human form.
I just thought it was his pubes.
Photographer Abelardo Morell uses a tent and a periscope-like lens to project images onto the ground, which he then photographs. The melding of the two produce very interesting images.
Inside this space I photograph the sandwich of these two outdoor realities meeting on the ground. Depending on the quality of the surface, these views can take on a variety of painterly effects.
Artist Leandro Granato snorts paint and squirts it out of his eyes onto canvas.
He has to weep out up to a pint and a half (800ml) of watercolours to make each one of his creations. Buyers are so impressed with his unusual technique that they are prepared to pay an eye-watering £1,500 to own one.
Warhol said it best, “Art is anything you can get away with.”
SLO Architecture made a giant floating sphere made from discarded umbrella spines and plastic bottles.
The designers call it the “physical revelation of the city’s accumulated water-borne debris.” Schachter and Levi harvested 450 seasonally discarded storm-snapped umbrellas from the city’s sidewalks and trashcans to build the dome, one of the most beautiful and abstract structural forms an architect can make.
I don’t know why, but I really enjoyed the fact that the first one floated to Riker’s Island and was quickly destroyed.
In celebration of George Orwell’s 110th birthday, and to highlight the 1984ification of modern society, two Dutch artists placed birthday hats on public surveillance cameras.
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled the world and photographed kids with their toys.
Yet even children worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function their toys serve. Galimberti talks about meeting a six-year-old boy in Texas and a four-year-old girl in Malawi who both maintained their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from the dangers they believed waited for them at night – from kidnappers and poisonous animals respectively.
Do NOT mess with the kid from Ukraine.