Just got out of the hospital very early this morning so I’m a little behind on posting, but here are some Insta-Goodies…
Archive for architecture
M1rasoulifard’s Instagram account is filled with gorgeously intricate tessellated ceilings of Iranian mosques.
The kaleidoscopic arrangements of spiraling geometric shapes and indentations are simultaneously hypnotic and mildly disorienting due to the sheer amount of visual stimulation.
Despite not partaking in any organized religion, I’ve always been rather awestruck by religious architecture, as it involves a level of artistry, design acumen and craftsmanship not often seen in other standard buildings.
I’ve always been fascinated by “visible” anatomy models. I finally have a kit, waiting to be built (it’s a real labor of love, as all the organs and parts are white and must be hand painted!). But I look forward to it. Here’s a classic:
A post on Dark Roasted Blend inspired me to go down a mad rabbit hole of door embellishments (I know…around the Internet I can’t be trusted not to research some of the most useless but fascinating collections on earth).
These images are from the source post, because they did the beautifully convenient job of combining more than one per image, but a vast wonderland of heavy, metal sonorous sculptures awaits if you poke around online.
Because the Internet has thought of everything (and thought of everything a lot), a quick search on Pinterest reveals hundreds of boards dedicated to door adornments. I had to yank myself away from the screen to stop looking! And while I never thought I’d ask anyone “Sooooo, what’s your favorite door knocker?” please feel free to share if you do have a preference in this arbitrary category.
I have no information on this artist (nor am I even certain I have the right name), but I nonetheless became captivated by these incredibly detailed structures.
It’s like MC Escher on digital steroids…
I feel like I need to take a good while to get lost in each one, exploring all of the objects, angles, shadows and surprises.
A few more here.
Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.