Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan artist who studied architecture at the Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas. The illustrations were completed entirely by hand and each piece takes approximately 100 hours from start to finish! It’s an uncommon display of focus in today’s technology-driven atmosphere.
Via Wired: Before computer-assisted drawing, there were artists like M.C. Escher, who Araujo counts among his biggest influences. “When I first saw M.C. Escher, I was speechless,” he says. “His artwork was so akin to my geometrical taste.”
A new exhibition on the history of anatomy, Body of Knowledge, opened recently at Harvard and will be on display until December, 2014.
From the Harvard Museum of Science & Culture:
“Body of Knowledge” will explore the act of anatomizing not as a process of mapping a finite arrangement of bodily structures, but as a complex social and cultural activity. By means of a diachronic perspective, the exhibit narrative cuts through the multiplicity of anatomical practices, presenting three important moments in the history of anatomy: sixteenth century dissections and anatomical drawings, nineteenth century anatomical practices, and contemporary use of both cadavers and digital technology for anatomic education. “Body of Knowledge” hopes to capture the complexity of the many people, places, and meanings involved in human dissection.
Seen above is Harris P. Mosher lecturing at Harvard Medical School in 1929. The giant skull was made in the 1890s and is a piece in the new exhibit. I’d love to have that on display in my living room!
Karolis Strautniekas is an accomplished 25-year-old freelance artist from Lithuania. His work has been commissioned for several publications including The Independent, Creative Review, Usbek & Rica, and Taenk Magazine. The illustrations feature creative perspectives and rich textures, and the color palette fosters an almost jovial atmosphere. I think it’s just great. Head over to his portfolio to see many more.
You can also see some “work-in-progress” images at his Behance page.
This is a quick game of logic that forces the player to think outside of his/her comfort zone. The video demonstrates how unwilling we all are to move away from our initial guesses. In addition, no one likes to be wrong, and the crux of this challenge is to find a number sequence that is incorrect, yet will lead you to a deeper understanding of the rule.
I suppose the point in the end is that it’s o.k. to be wrong. It can really help us learn and a it’s a condition with which we should all become more comfortable.
Here’s a short stop-motion animation I put together in honor of this day of love. I hand painted an anatomical heart using water color and highlighted the pericardial fat with oil pastels. The animation is sort of a mixture between Valentine’s Day and Pulp Fiction I suppose! The music is an excerpt from an Otis Redding Song titled “Pain in My Heart.”
Heres’ a fresh track from Los Angeles-based musician Banks. The haunting new song, produced by Shlohmo, is a preview of Banks’ first full-length album, expected to be released later this year. The track features a foreboding crescendo that leads into an excellently sung chorus. Excited to hear more from this emerging talent…