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
I’ve been reading your answers with great interest tonight however I’ve been unable to think of anything original from myself to ask. Instead, I thought it might be appropriate to share this image. It’s a take-away sandwich board that I “liberated” from an abandoned chip van in my teens along with several others like it. A year or two ago I decided that the best use for it would be to create this; the very essence of service industry guerrilla terrorism. It is currently mounted in my hallway as the first impression my guests (if I had any) recieve of my home.
Does it still smell like chips? It looks like it does. My dog would lick the letters right off the board. Thank you for sharing. cp
Josephine Baker c. 1930s
Ink Drawings of Famous European Cities by Sunga Park
An image of Bowie’s lipstick print with the writing “The lips part like silence set for alarm.”
Jimmy Stewart playing with his dogs | Los Angeles, 1970
Fibonacci you crazy bastard….
As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..
So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!
You bet!! Depicted here is a:
- 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
- 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
- 5 sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
- 8 sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)
I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….