Sunday, December 17, 2017

Potpourri [15]

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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Ghost clock. This museum item left many people wondering: why did someone cover a clock in a cloak? Only on close inspection (or by reading the info) did they find out that both clock and cloak are actually sculpted. A stunning piece by Wendell Castle (Remarkable Art). First seen here.
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Baby stingrays. Taken from a post about items that look like food. The comment included at this shot could also have put this under the Just for fun category: "these baby stingrays look like raviolis stuffed with tiny damned souls" (Natural Beauty). First seen here.
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The Bezold effect. Named after a German professor who libed over a century ago, this optical illusion effect shows that colours change appearance depending on the background - in this new example, the central bar is actually of shade of grey (Amazing Stuff). First seen here.
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American pie. This blueberry pie is just one example of the beautiful pies that Lauren Ko from Seattle (USA) creates - if they are half as delicious as they are visually attractive, her customers are in for a unique treat indeed (Special Designs). First seen here.
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Utopia. The albums of quirky Icelandic singer Björk usually combine interesting music with fascinating cover designs. I have not heard her latest effort yet, but the cover is like something that crawled out of a horror movie (Mixed Nuts). First seen here.
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Perfectly timed photographs. I never get tired of these shot, where the photographer was at just the right place and time. This is my personal favourite, but there are dozens more - most of them fairly new, but unfortunately uncredited - in the link (Amazing Stuff). First seen here.
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Interloop. Sydney’s Wynyard Station first installed a pair of wooden escalators in 1931, but had them replaced recently with their modern counterparts. Artist Chris Fox used them for this fascinating piece of installation art (Remarkable Art). First seen here.
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Hole in one. Just one of the examples in the link of  funny wildlife photographs. This shot of a fox ruining the golf course is by Douglas Croft - I recommend clicking the link, if only for the winner, a sequence of four owl shots that is priceless (Just for Fun). First seen here.


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