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Kim Keever: River Keeper (2003); “Kim Keever’s large-scale photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank, which is then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with colored lights and the … Continue reading
Model of the atomic bomb impact on Hiroshima at the Peace Memorial Museum there.
Gary Siebel: City Car (c. 1985) From Harold Blank’s Wild Wheels (1994)
Thomas Doyle: Surface to Air (2011)
The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats: Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or … Continue reading
When Descartes resided in Holland, with great labour and industry he made a female Automaton—which occasioned some wicked wits to publish that he had an illegitimate daughter, named Franchine—to prove demonstratively that beasts have no souls, and that they are … Continue reading
Thomas Gainsborough: Pastoral Landscape (c. 1783) Gainsborough made his living painting commissioned portraits, and thus could not indulge his passion for landscapes during the day in the open air; instead, he painted them at night by candlelight, arranging stones, broccoli, … Continue reading