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Los cubrebocas de Ai Weiwei

Inspired by a documentary he’s making about COVID-19, the artist decided to create an entire collection after printing his iconic middle finger onto one of the disposable cloths. “An individual wearing a mask makes a gesture; a society wearing masks combats a deadly virus. And a society that wears masks because of the choices of individuals, rather than because of the directive of authorities, can defy and withstand any force. No will is too small and no act too helpless,” he writes on Instagram. While masks have become a ubiquitous symbol for the COVID-19 crisis, many of the inky renderings hearken back to Ai’s ongoing commitment to humanitarian efforts. Link:  Ai Weiwei Has Designed Face Masks to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief

Jack Kerouac, inédito

Esta es una serie fotográfica poco conocida del escritor Jack Kerouac. El fotógrafo a cargo fue Burt Goldblatt, diseñador de varias portadas de álbumes muy influyentes en el jazz como Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, y otros. Circa 1959. Rarely seen color photographs of Jack Kerouac, by Burt Goldblatt, designer of many influential jazz album covers by Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, and others. Circa 1959. — Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 21, 2020

El grito de Munch se diluye

Algo que Edvard Munch no consideró para su famosa pintura de El Grito fue conseguir pigmentos de mayor calidad. Un siglo después el público ha ido diluyendo la pintura con su propia respiración.  “It turned out that rather than use pure cadmium sulphide as he should have done, apparently he also used a dirty version, a not very clean version that contained chlorides,” Koen Janssens, a professor at the University of Antwerp who worked on the study, told the Guardian. “I don’t think it was an intentional use–I think he just bought a not very high level of paint. This is 1910 and at that point the chemical industry producing the chemical pigments is there but it doesn’t mean they have the quality control of today.” Link:  Munch’s ‘Scream’ Is Fading Because of Viewers’ Breath, New Study Finds

Creatividad en la edad de la cuarentena

Empecé leyendo esto como una pieza suelta de la actriz Julia Fox pero terminé toda la serie.  One night, “I saw a bunch of guys trying to break into an ATM,” she says. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is really fucking anarchy. No one gives a fuck.’ So every time I go out, I bring my mace with me.” Link:  Creativity in the Time of Quarantine

Olas en acuario virtual de Seúl

Designed by District, the elevated tank is actually a massive anamorphic illusion. The digital media company created the public project utilizing the world’s largest advertising screen that spans 80.1 x 20.1 meters. As shown in the video, the deceptive aquarium looms over the outdoor area and splashes repeatedly into the side. Link:  A Massive Wave Crashes in a Seoul Aquarium as Part of the World’s Largest Anamorphic Illusion

‘La ronda de noche’ de Rembrandt en alta resolución

El Museo Nacional de Ámsterdam dio a conocer la fotografía más grande y detallada de "La ronda de noche", pintura del maestro holandés Rembrandt, en la página web de la institución, imagen que permitirá ampliarse para descubrir pinceladas individuales e incluso partículas de pigmento en la pintura de la obra. The Rijksmuseum’s imaging team led by datascientist Robert Erdmann made this photograph of The Night Watch from a total of 528 exposures. The 24 rows of 22 pictures were stitched together digitally with the aid of neural networks. The final image is made up of 44.8 gigapixels (44,804,687,500 pixels), and the distance between each pixel is 20 micrometres (0.02 mm). This enables the scientists to study the painting in detail remotely. The image will also be used to accurately track any future ageing processes taking place in the painting. Link:  ‘La ronda de noche’ de Rembrandt   (vía Kottke )

Liberan catálogo de imágenes del Museo Británico

Alimento para el alma: The British Museum Collection Online makes millions of objects accessible to the citizens of the world, wherever they might be. Whether you are a student, an artist, a scholar or are a lover of history and culture, this is an unparalleled resource to explore the richness, diversity and complexity of human history contained in the British Museum’s collection. It is also a platform where we can share the latest knowledge and research. We are delighted to be able to unveil this major revamp early, and hope that these important objects can provide inspiration, reflection or even just quiet moments of distraction during this difficult time. Link:  The British Museum Puts 1.9 Million Images Online for Public Use

Pintura del día

Obra de Titus Kaphar titulada “Enough about you”. Una explicación: Titus Kaphar took a painting that used to be on the wall of Yale’s Corporation room, showing Eliyu Yale with two other wealthy white men, with an enslaved Black child in the background, and repainted it, crumpling it up and highlighting one part. Visto en Twitter .

Antony Gormley en NY [Esculturas]

© Juliana Balestin Recuerdo haber asistido a una exposición de Antony Gormley en el MARCO de Monterrey, México. Las esculturas humanas en metal no me llamaron la atención. No obstante, durante la instalación de este artista británico en Nueva York, sus 'hombres' han hecho creer a los turistas que efectivamente son personas. Incluso han llamado a la policía para reportarlos. Enlace: Purple Diary