Nocturne, the Solent - James Abbott McNeill Whistler
These Intense, Geometric GIFs Are A Psychedelic Treat
Mix one part Lisa Frank, three parts cyberpunk, put it in a Portuguese shaker and what do you get? This magnificent GIFwork from FalcaoLucas, a team of designers and visual mavens from Portugal. I’m adding these guys to my tentative list of “People Who Will Be Kicking A Lot Of Ass In Future”.
Claude Monet in 1923
I DON’T WANT TO DO THIS ART HOMEWORK.
YOU CAN’T MAKE ME.
I JUST WANT TO READ BOOKS, AND WRITE ESSAYS, AND GO TO MUSEUMS.
WHY DIDN’T I GO TO A NORMAL SCHOOL.
Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.
Javan Frogmouth - Batrachostomus javensis
A photo superbly achieved from a family of Javan frogmouths (from left to right - female, chick and male), belonging to the species Batrachostomus javensis (Caprimulgiformes - Podargidae). These are nocturnal birds with strong family ties, when brooding the male incubates in the day, and the female in the dark hours.
The species, sometimes known as Horsfield’s Frogmouth, is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand; where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Photo credit: ©Micky Lim | Locality: Panti Bird Sanctuary, Johor, Malaysia (2010)
Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”
Planet facts: space-facts.com
A few weeks ago, we gave readers a small taste of the many, enormous murals that went up at We AArt Festival in Aalborg, Denmark (see our coverage of Aryz, Escif and Kenor’s walls here). The festival was envisioned as a way to bring more public art to the mid-sized city and featured international artists with a penchant for large-scale work that Hi-Fructose readers will recognize. Interesni Kazki, a duo from Ukraine known for their storybook-like murals, split up and tackled two separate walls. Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz typically draws inspiration from the natural world for his depictions of hybridized creatures. His piece for We AArt depicts a skeletal horse encased in an armor of tree branches with an ink-like technique atypical of outdoor work. Other artists included Jaz, Liqen, Don John and Fintan Magee. Check out photos of the murals below.