Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria
Artists paint with colorful microbes on agar palettes for the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest.
By The Scientist Staff | May 23, 2017
The artist, Ana Tsitsishvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, won third place with this arrangement of bacteria and fungi on brain-heart infusion agar. The common skin microbe, Staphylococcus epider
Originally posted by browngirl at Art Post: Sociopolitical Stationery
( I drew one of these )
19 husbands who need it all spelled out
15 parents who have a perfect sense of humor (don't know about perfect, but some of them are quite funny)
Art and society:
Prepare to be amazed by these incredibly realistic sculptures
Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post
No place for self-pity, no room for fear, by Toni Morrison, written in 2004, but just as relevant today, or at any other time:
"...None of this bodes well for the future. Still, I remember the shout of my friend that day after Christmas: No! This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.
I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. Like art."
An artist's depiction of what it's like to live with mental illness--the most striking one I've seen
Statistics: prevalence of mental illness among U.S. adults (17.9%, in other words, just slightly less than 1 in 5)
And I thought perhaps some other people here might like this story, I don't believe Krivin's work has been translated.
Let me know if you'd like to see more, I'll translate a few more of his sketches as time allows.
Жил на свете Художник.
Однажды, еще в детстве, он нарисовал портрет старика. Старика этого он выдумал, но на портрете старик получился совсем как живой. Маленький Художник никак не мог расстаться со своей работой: он все что-то добавлял, подмалевывал и так увлекся, что старику это надоело. Он сошел с портрета и сердито сказал:
— Довольно! Ты меня совсем замучаешь!
Once upon a time, there lived an Artist.
Once, when he was still a boy, he painted a portrait of an old man. The old man was his own invention, but the portrait came out extremely life-like. The young Artist just couldn’t bear to part with his handiwork: he kept adding a bit of paint here and there, retouching, and got so carried away that the old man had enough of it. He came out of the portrait and angrily said,
“Enough! You’re going to work me to death!”
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Тому, кто изучал биологию наверняка известно имя Эрнста Геккеля, ученого-биолога.
Если очень коротко , то вот первая строка из Википедии
Эрнст Ге́нрих Фили́пп А́вгуст Ге́ккель (нем. Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel; 1834—1919) — немецкий естествоиспытатель и философ. Автор терминов питекантроп, филогенез, онтогенез и экология.
Далее идет подробная статья о всех его открытиях.
Но кроме того, что он был ученым, он был прекрасным художником. Широко известен его "Атласа Природных Форм" (Kunstformen der Natur, 1904).
Но как оказалось, рисовал он не только сугубо научные вещи. Ему принадлежат рисунки рождественских открыток, в которых он использовал рисунки всяких разных природных форм. В конце 19 века тематика рождественских открыток была весьма разнообразной, и в это "странное" время праздников вполне подходящими изображениями на открытках были всякие диковинки.
Как вам такая тематика?
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Peter Wilson, A.R.A.,
In his small atelier
Studied Continental Schools,
Drew by Academic rules.
So he made his bid for fame
But no golden answer came,
For the fashion of his day
Chanced to set the other way,
And decadent forms of Art
Drew the patrons of the mart.
Now this poor reward of merit
Rankled so in Peter's spirit,
It was more than he could bear ;
So one night in mad despair
He took his canvas for the year
('Isle of Wight from Southsea Pier'),
And he hurled it from his sight,
Hurled it blindly to the night,
Saw it fall diminuendo
From the open lattice window,
Till it landed with a flop
On the dust-bin's ashen top,
Where, 'mid damp and rain and grime.
It remained till morning time.
( Then, when morning brought reflection/ He was shamed at his dejection... )
"Art is Pointless" by Jasmine Kay Uy for her University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History Digital Foundations class https://www.behance.net/gallery/
Clever dog and baby
Amazing autumn body painting
This man married a pizza, after realizing it was his one true love
( "At some point I realized that half of my friends were complaining about their better half, while the others were complaining about the lack of a better half,” he said)
The Good News project
Very special medical/educational teddy bears
This moved us, so we thought it might move you, too!
Dallas native, Desmond Blair, was born with no hands, but that hasn't stopped him from being an extraordinary painter.
What started out as a disability has become an awesome talent that even most people with hands probably could never do. Blair has mastered the ability to paint incredible portraits.
Using both arms, Blair carefully creates shading on a canvas.
Read more in this article
And it's not too shabby.
Arts Writer, The Huffington Post
First place: Mehmet Berkmen and Maria Penil, “Neurons,” composed of Nesterenkonia, Deinococcus and Sphingomonas bacteria.
See more amazing microbiological artworks and read about the contest in this article from The Huffington Post.
Free Coloring Pages for Adults, from Mum in the Madhouse
(some great pages, btw, do check them out, and I love the URL)
There's also a link to more coloring pages at the bottom of that page
Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called the Jahn-Teller metals
Lack of education may be as deadly as smoking, study suggests
Teen alerts Bostom Museum of Science to error in decades-old math exhibit
His wife left him with nothing but an empty apartment and the dog, but what he did is amazing, take a look at the artwork!