Wednesday, May 25, 2016
“After finishing a creation [on myself], looking in the mirror can be a little frightening,” she told the Instagram blog. “I did once make a man scream in the supermarket when I rounded a corner right in front of him. He wasn’t prepared to be met by a zombie.”
Inspired by the special effects she had seen on television, the Melbourne-based teen started body painting when she was just 14 years old. In the two years since she’s been covering herself in colorful pigments, glitter, and sculptural materials, the more complex her makeup appears. Wirth transforms herself into fantastical characters that look out of this world, including ones with beautifully grotesque facial features and giant teeth that she bares towards the camera. After finishing her makeup, Wirth documents the character and posts it on her Instagram account.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Galatea of the Spheres (1952) by Salvador Dalí
At first glance, the dynamic painting appears to capture the outward propulsion, towards the viewer, of countless colourful atoms – as if suspending in mid-blast a nuclear explosion occurring over a watery expanse. Zoom out, and the seemingly lawless rush of spheres cohere loosely into the coy countenance of a woman’s bust, her head tilted gently in a manner that recalls countless Renaissance madonnas. Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí’s Galatea of the Spheres was undertaken at a moment of intense global anxiety at the prospect of nuclear armageddon and reveals Dalí’s own accelerating preoccupation with atomic theory in the years following the US nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945. The artist’s wife, Gala Dalí, inspired the endlessly decomposing and composing portrait. By embellishing Gala’s name into an echo of the mythological sea-nymph Galatea of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Dalí has constructed an elastic work that simultaneously pulls together themes of antiquity and particle physics and blows them to smithereens.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Millennials of New York mimics its inspiration's deeply emotional exposés by playfully mocking the melodramas of city dwellers in their twenties and thirties. The witty satire is impressively accurate—to a cringe-inducing extent, at times—in its imaginings of the demographic's petty plights, neuroses, and hypocrisies.
"I write articles for the internet."
What was the last thing you wrote?
"Oh, it was an article called '10 Beautiful Pictures of Disney Princesses Busy Photoshopping Disney Princesses for Disney Princess Listicles.'"more
They narrowed their selection down to three of the large animals: the Luggabeast, the Happabore and the Rathtar. continue
One of the new dinosaurs, Machairoceratops cronusi, lived 77 million years ago at what is now called the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument of southern Utah. continue