No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
I can’t remember if I ever posted this or not
Whoa this got notes that’s new
The legs seem to fit their personalities…
Someone draw this
Thank you, this has been a therapeutic experience.
It’s sometimes easy to forget that our universe is always in motion.
That is SO true… :D
6th of October 2013. Taken with 85mm 1.2L II.
Source: Sianiik (reddit)
Lanterns by Brian Farrell
How sleep aids visual task learning
As any indignant teacher would scold, students must be awake to learn. But what science is showing with increasing sophistication is how the brain uses sleep for learning as well. At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego Nov. 10, 2013, Brown University researchers will discuss new research describing the neural mechanism by which the sleeping brain locks in learning of a visual task.
The mounting evidence is that during sleep the brain employs neural oscillations—brainwaves—of particular frequencies to consolidate learning in specific brain regions. In August, Brown scientists reported in the Journal of Neurosciencethat two specific frequencies, fast-sigma and delta, that operated in thesupplementary motor area of the brain were directly associated with learning a finger-tapping task akin to typing or playing the piano.
Damn this makes me so glad I’ve finally been getting some good rest lately..