One of the foundational images of motion capture, Etienne Jules Marey, chronophotographs from "The Human Body in Action," Scientific
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Dancers by Shinichi Maruyama: 'I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion. The figure in the image,
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Beautiful Splash Art Photography! They could be the latest NASA photographs from the cloud systems of Jupiter, a new species of jellyfish, or microscopic views inside the human body. But in fact these amazing images are a whole new art form. The work of self-styled 'aqua artist' Mark Mawson, they are created simply by dropping paint into water.
Classic Human Anatomy in Motion: The Artist's Guide to the Dynamics of Figure Drawing
In Ancient Egypt, this primal pattern was called the Mer-Ka-Ba. It was actually three words, not one. MER - a kind of light that rotated within itself. KA - spirit, in this case referring to the human spirit. And BA - the human body; or the concept of Reality that spirit holds. So the entire word in ancient Egypt refers to a rotating light that would take the spirit and the body from one world into another.
There are approximately 100 billion nerve cells in an adult brian. Each of those communicate with as many as 1,000 other nerves throughout the human body. It's the most complex system in the human body and to study it, scientists use a substance that makes the nerve fluoresce in a scan. The researchers then take pictures of the nerves in action.
A French Photographer’s Dream World: The Normandy of writer Jules Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly. Images from various Chateau's & locations in Normandy by Paris-based photographer Vincent Thibert.
Lucian Freud - Few artists are able to capture the toll of a life lived, the beauty and grotesqueness of the human form of real people, and do so with such tenderness and respect as Lucian Freud. In this picture, 'A Young Painter', Freud has painted in the subjects face the stress of struggle and in the eyes the glint of inspiration seen in many artists. From just a head against a neutral background one can glean more about this man than most artists are capable in paintings of more detail.
Human heart - Dr David Barlow has won the prestigious Lennart Nilsson award for his spectacular images of the human body. This image, of one of the chambers of the human heart, shows clearly the detailed structure of muscle and valve. The prize, awarded each year, is given for the best visual representation of science, medicine, biology and technology.
Wrist and Hand: X-rays provide a window inside the body, but they are most often static images that don’t depict movement. However, Cameron Drake of San Francisco has created a collection of magnificent images showing joints in motion.
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New beginnings by Gina Glover: This is one of six photographs that show images of blossoms contained within the initial stages of human
We celebrate the female dance form so often in the non-dancing world. This, to me, is one of the most beautiful examples of the human body in male form.
Corn Kerneler--you can easily remove corn kernels from the cob in one quick motion. Just place the Kerneler at the narrow end of the cob
From 'An atlas of anatomy : or, Pictures of the human body in twenty-four quarto coloured plates comprising one hundred separate figures, with descriptive Letterpress' (1879). Author: Miller, Florence Fenwick.
Chandelier of Bones in a Prague church, supposedly made up from at least one of every bone in the body!
clay/porcelain sculptures by Israeli artist Ronit Baranga: "The use of fingers and mouths in my work is full of intent and meaning. The fingers and the mouth are very sensual organs in the human body and are therefore very powerful as separated items from it. The “seamless” combination of these organs in plates or cups, appearing as one, creates, in my opinion, new items that “feel” their environment and respond to it."