August 28, 2008

What is it? (Who is it?)

It's part of a larger work. Guess before clicking on this link (to something amazing). And don't spoil in the comments.

29 comments:

UWS guy said...

Mt. Rushmore.George Washington.

garage mahal said...

UWS beat me to it.

DBrooks17 said...

I have seen this before. It remains bizarre.

Pastafarian said...

If you look at the sculpture of the Titanic at the link, it appears as though there's a tiny guy-wire running between two masts.

That's pretty impressive.

And artist number 4's rose inside the tube -- how did he do that? I couldn't get his website to load, to find out. Physical vapor deposition?

AlphaLiberal said...

FDR.

vbspurs said...

Mussolini's ghost in the form of Berlusconi's toupee.

bearbee said...

FDR

Alpha beat me to it.

somefeller said...

The famous Face on Mars, obviously.

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey, cool web site! DeputyDog, I mean.

bearbee said...

Using a dead fly brush must save on supplies.

bearbee said...

Dead fly HAIR brush

Bissage said...

I am no longer especially proud of my ability to untangle ladies’ neck chains.

Bissage said...

By the way, me guess not goodly.

Fritz said...

The article claims only 42 presidents, but Bush 43's portrait is on the hair.

Ann Althouse said...

So you wanted the poor guy to paint Grover Cleveland twice?

knox said...

Hmph. I was gonna say Robert Blake in Lost Highway.

Seven Machos said...

There's clearly a duck in the bottom right corner.

vbspurs said...

So you wanted the poor guy to paint Grover Cleveland twice?

How bipolar. I wonder if people went around saying:

"Hey, who did you like better. Cleveland 22 or Cleveland 24?"

Amusingly, Katharine Hepburn once confused a portrait of William Howard Taft with that of Grover Cleveland.

Well, it's amusing to me.

ricpic said...

Sorry. This kind of stuff doesn't impress me. Actually, it makes me uneasy. Don't know why. It just does.

Nick said...

Flann O'Brien's take on this in The Third Policeman remains the best.

rhhardin said...

It's either Kafka or Wittgenstein.

Triangle Man said...

Sorry. This kind of stuff doesn't impress me. Actually, it makes me uneasy. Don't know why. It just does.

That feeling ricpic? "That's pride fucking with you. Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps."

Joshua said...

FDR?

chuck b. said...

Were you doing some kind of search on "visionary minimalism" when you found this website?

ricpic said...

My pride is injured because someone can paint portraits on a human hair and I can't? I doubt it. There's something sideshow freakish about these supersmall paintings. I think that's what makes me uneasy. Even queasy.

Ann Althouse said...

"Were you doing some kind of search on "visionary minimalism" when you found this website?"

Ha ha, no. Seems so apt!

I was reading Metafilter, a routine practice, and found the deputydog blog, which was linked for some great pics of bridges, then found this in another post.

Richard said...

Looks like Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

Cedarford said...

Thanks Althouse, for posting this treat in art. I had seen some of this sort of art before, and really liked it.

We are seeing more art moving past traditional physical boundaries. And traditional storage media. We are by now familiar with artists that do mega "theme" art, those that do impermanent works with gas and flame.

Electronics and digital technology has opened up new areas of virtual art - which can be reproduced, even recreated (with minor or major command changes) with a click of a mouse. We can create a whole artist's conception city in 3-D right down to moving people and vehicles, and put it all in a tiny memory device.

Pretty exciting, all of it...

David said...

Charles DeGaulle