Posts tagged art.
To create a body of work he calls “Glass Microbiology,” [Luke] Jerram has enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson from the University of Bristol and the expertise of professional glassblowers Kim George, Brian George and Norman Veitch.
The artist insists that his sculptures be colorless, in contrast to the images scientists sometimes disseminate that are enhanced with bright hues:
“Viruses have no color as they are smaller than the wavelength of light,” says Jerram, in an email. “So the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially colored imagery we receive through the media.”
Jerram and Davidson create sketches, which they then take to the glassblowers, to see whether the intricate structures of the diseases can be replicated in glass, at approximately one million times their original size.
Roman mosaic of ducks from the House of the Wild Boar in Pompeii.
Photographed by Marie-Lan Nguyen (2011) Wikimedia.
If this isn’t an instant reblog then you’re just weird.
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Frederick Ruysch, Jan Van Neck, 1683.
Notice that the umbilical cord is a gilded rope.
The Terracotta Army, discovered in 1974 by some local villagers in Xi’an, China (by LeelooDallas).
Café Terrace at Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1888