Thursday, November 30, 2017

Potpourri [14]

An overview of recent images that would have ended up in my parallel blog Art's Potpourri (now stopped). Clicking the icons in the left side of the table takes you to the picture on the site where I found it in a new window. The text includes a link to the site.

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Gender bender. All the discussions these days about the existence of more than two genders is a bit confusing by now - I've seen lists of over 70 options. Having toilets decorated like this sure does not help. Another example of the "you had one job" syndrome (Mixed Nuts). First seen here.
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Underwater restaurant. Scheduled to be built in Norway, the Under restaurant, largely located under water, looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie - or the next installment in the James Bond franchise (Special Designs). First seen here.
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Will it go round in circles? A stunning optical illusion that I had not seen before. Although the image appears to consist of straight lines only, forming a number of squares, at a certain moment your mind flips and you see 16 circles (Amazing Stuff). First seen here.
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The crowd goes wild. Nothing special to see in this photograph, just a crowd going wild at a rock concert. Until you look twice, and see that it is a corn field and a cotton harvester. Just goes to show you how easy it is to trick the eye (Just for Fun). First seen here.
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Fearful symmetry. Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka creates fascinating images by mirroring building shots so that the combination looks like a building on the corner of the street. Rather addicting to watch, and something I may try myself (Remarkable Art). First seen here.
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Stamps of vanished countries. I found this a fascinating read, with many countries (and their stamps) that I had never heard of - examples are Manchukuo, Upper Yafa, South Kasai, Eastern Karelia, and the depicted Ryukyu (Amazing Stuff). First seen here.
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Hokusai's The Great Wave Watch. Taken from a post about several art-inspired accessories, ranging from Botticelli laptop covers to Mondriaan earrings. I like this watch with the famous Hokusai painting in particular (Special Designs). First seen here.
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Miniature origami. Origami, the Japanese art to created small sculptures by folding paper, is already a very delicate type of art, but German artist Anja Markiewicz goes one step further, creating nano-pieces that fit on the tip of your finger (Remarkable Art). First seen here.

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