Fabian OefnerBlack Hole”

“Black Hole” is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.

The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing rod the motion of the paint.

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Debbie Harry in her New York apartment with Andy Warhol portrait of her, 1988. / We Hearth

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  • Paper illustrations succeed to give life to spectacular animations of birds from Juan Fontanive
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An artist gives life to his paintings of birds in an original way using the method of flipbook, a small book that, when you leaf through quickly, gives the illusion that the drawings come alive. A technique that amazes us and adds poetry to works that we do see today.

The artist designs different representations of birds that anime with a , a book of drawings, laminated quickly, giving the illusion of movement. Whether with drawings, acrylic paintings or even collages, graduate of the Royal College of Art in London offers a fascinating and filled with poetry show.

Ornithology, 2013 flip book machine from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

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The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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Sherlock’s drunk deducing may be my favorite thing in the world.

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Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the World’s Longest Wooden Sculpture

Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large wooden sculpture that measures some 40 feet (12.286) meters long. Four years in the making, the tree carving is based on a famous painting called “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” which is a historical holiday reserved to celebrate past ancestors that falls on the 104th day after the winter solstice…

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          Seung Yul Oh suspends hyper-realistic resin noodle sculptures

adapting both cultural and culinary influences, auckland-based artist seung yul oh sculpts a series of traditional korean dishes from silicone and resin. lengths of varying strands and types of noodles — hanging 12 feet from the surface of the floor — stretch from space, dangling down into pots and bowls filled with modeled vegetables and broth. hyper-realistically crafted egg yolks, carrots, seafood, and meats seemingly extrude from the faux-liquid, materializing as actual ingredients drifting in the dish. a pair of chopsticks float at the sculpture’s crown, creating a surrealistic illusion that the elongated fine fibers are weightlessly hanging in mid-air.

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" XL Birds’ chandelier” by Sebastian Errazuriz

sebastian errazuriz is known for putting a humorous and often cynical twist on everyday objects. his ‘XL bird chandelier’ was motivated by a similar lamp that was in the artist’s grandmother’s house which would often attract birds that would fly through open windows and perch on the candelabra. unfortunately, upon their exist, some of the feathered creatures would get injured, or die while trying to escape out through a different closed window. in a twist to pay an hommage to the fallen wildlife, errazuriz presents a traditional crystal luminaire that is decorated with  taxidermied birds — almost as fragile and delicate as the glass pieces themselves — immortalized as ornamentation.

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Exploring Harbin, China’s Spectacular Ice Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节)

To view more photos and videos of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival as it unfolds over the next month, visit the 冰雪大世界 | Ice & Snow World and 太阳岛 | Sun Island location pages.

Each winter, thousands flock to frigid Northeast China for the spectacular Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节).

The festival officially began on January 5 and lasts for one month, but construction on the massive snow and ice sculptures started months ago. The structures—which range in form from animals to full-scale buildings—are just as impressive after dark as they are during the day thanks to colorful lighting embedded within the ice.

Festival spectators face temperatures as low as -35º Celsius (-31º Fahrenheit), but people from around world can explore the striking sculptures through photos and videos shared to Instagram.


Photographer Shoots Scary Self-Portraits Showing Himself Falling

To explain his work, Kerry Skarbakka cites ” Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty" .

Each of the photographs shows Skarbakka in a seemingly horrible predicament, whether it’s falling off the edge of a high bridge, tumbling down a flight of stairs, or losing his balance on a step ladder.

His main photo series is titled .The Struggle to Right Oneself Skarbakka writes that his goal with the images is to capture the feeling of uncertainty everyone feels about life.

The photographs are not copy-and-paste digital creations: they actually show Skarbakka in the act of plummeting to the Earth. His trick is that he uses climbing gear, ropes, and other rigging in order to stop his fall before his body actually makes painful contact with the ground.

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The Fall (2006)


Using his whole body in repetitive movements to create impressive works in very large formats on the border between the freehand drawing, choreography and an artistic performance.

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A Huge Collection of Embroidered silk  Spheres by  92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. NanaAkua’s flickr


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