Computer simulations that teach themselves to walk.
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
before the storm
on the road
into the wild
meeting with a warlord
hammer and sickle
19th century mechas
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Her Favorite Place - Daniel F. Gerhatz
leaf senescence begins with the advent of the summer solstice, as the days get shorter and sun becomes more distant. trees begin to reduce the production of chlorophyll — a green pigment critical to photosynthesis — and eventually begin to break down that which remains in the leaf in order to reabsorb its nitrogen.
as the green of leaves consequently begins to fade, other pigments in the leaf — carotenoids and flavonoids — also see reduced production in the leaf, but at a much slower rate than chlorophyll, which enables their yellow and orange colours to be expressed.
for some trees, colder temperatures trigger the synthesis of the flavonoid anthocyanin, causing those leaves with lower levels of other flavonoids or carotenoids to turn red. if other pigments are sufficiently present, the colours can blend into auburn.
it is believed that trees will produce anthocyanin to protect themselves from sap sucking insects that would otherwise be drawn to the yellow and orange colours of their leaves.
eventually, these non chlorophyll pigments fade themselves as the tree, in preparation for winter, denies its leaves water (otherwise transported through some of the veins seen here). in an effort to also retain nutrients, a deciduous tree will then signal the abscission cells at the base of its leaves to swell.
this not only blocks the flow of nutrients but ultimately causes the leaves to tear away and fall to the ground, where the tree can then reabsorb any leaf nutrients through its roots before going into winter dormancy.
Postcard by Erich Schütz (1886-1937) for the poem ‘Der Fischer / The Fisherman’ by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
You can read a tranlation of the poem here. It’s about a mermaid who seduces a fisherman and lures him down into the water.
I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen one of these comics that didn’t make me cry.
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
18th century Lilo and Stitch
so i looked up some of this guys other stuff and I
what the fuck
sexy parrot girls yeah ok
oh look the demon has little babies
Am I the only one that adores this?
So nice to see traditional painting techniques being kept alive in the 21st century.
I love this need to find prints immediately