We can totally recommend watching this on @BBCiPlayer. It features Queen Victoria's piano, which @houghhough plays… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
A Viola player using the latest technology to create a musical composition, an artist based in Singapore that can create life-like images with just paint and resin – there’s so much to see here and all so culturally nourishing. Plus, if you can make it to the bottom, there’s a picture of Haydn in hair curlers.
Google Creative Director Alexander Chen stuck on a pair of Google Glass(es) and recorded snippets of himself playing the viola. What results is a nice little piece, complete with cameos from dog and baby.
*I tried to think of a really good pun for this, but the best I could come up with was ‘Espressyou’.. so if you can think of any better ones, they’re welcome.
If you think you’ve ever wasted your time at work, check these guys out. Coffee portrait makers. To be fair, they’re quite clever, so it’s not a total waste of time, but whether these are used to determine who ordered what, is another question, and it’s probably more practical to just give customers a raffle ticket or something, like at the butchers. Also, it’d be cold by the time you got it.
Artist Keng Lye creates these life-like paintings/scultpures using just paint and resin. By filling a bowl or bucket bit by bit, Lye applies alternating layers of acrylic paint and resin in a method that results in something extremely realistic. For the protruding elements, Lye uses found objects such as pebbles and eggs shells, which are then painted to match the layers below.
You can see more of Lye’s series Alive Without Breathing on deviant.art.
Dan also recently worked on Wailing Walls for Amnesty International, a guerilla art project depicting political prisoners throughout Frankfurt, Germany. People could then use their smartphones to photo the QR codes on the images and learn about the prisoners illustrated before them.
And finally, while trawling the internet this week, I came across this hilarious poster campaign from way back in 2006, by the Berliner Philharmoniker. I guess maybe ‘Hilarious’ is a bit much, but still, pretty nice idea.
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