Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) involve movements that are a combination of difficult feats of balance, agility and coordination that often utilize apparatus such as tightropes, trapezes, unicycles, balls, barrels, and/or poles. The performance of acrobatics requires quick reactions, and accurate timing. While considered to be a performing art, it is also practiced competitively as a sport.
Acrobats were greatly admired in ancient China, Egypt, and the Minoan civilization. Tightrope walkers were honored in ancient Rome. At fairs during the Middle Ages, tumblers performed somersaults, back flips, and other tricks to entertain large groups of people.
Public graffiti and destructive doodling is one of the most costly art forms. Some people apparently think it is creative, and I can agree with that to one extent. However, there is a difference between art graffiti or these art illusions and just tagging away with an alco-pen leaving messages like “I Was Here” written in some elaborate spiral designed way. I have touched on this subject before here on Bit Rebels, and there isn’t much more to say about it other than it is destructive and costs a lot of people a lot of money. Well, as I said before, you can always use “Fat Tag” together with a projector to do your non-destructive tagging if you feel the urge to do it. These street and wall art illusions are a whole different thing though.
There are some street artists who use their creativity to do the same amount of graffiti art illusions without being destructive or costing anyone a lot of money, well, that is not more than the money they spend on chalk and spray paint. It’s always inspiring to see someone take street art to the next level, and this post is entirely dedicated to art illusions that do just that. This is all about the creativeness of people that actually want to show people their art, for free.
That’s right, not many things are cheap in the world anymore, and these inspiring art illusions come across as some of the better ones. The fact that an artist spends hundreds of dollars just to please the public, is to me, a sign that the world isn’t such a bad place after all. The most mind blowing part of it all is the quality. I can’t imagine the extent of talent and time it must have taken to put these pieces together. On top of that, they let people use these art illusions for props while they take photos, which is another huge creativity boost for me.
Some of these art illusions are so realistically created that it’s sometimes hard to see where reality starts and fiction ends. What we should all remember is that it’s all done with pure imagination and some color. The perspective is just mind boggling and the depth is beyond unbelievable.
Mind Blowing Street & Wall Art Illusions
Oh, and as a little bonus for you. Try to figure this one out…
If the dancer spins to the right (clockwise) you are primarily right-brained; if she spins to the left (counter-clockwise) you are primarily left-brained.
See if you can make her spin in the opposite direction by focusing your thoughts differently or changing how you focus on the image itself.
Watch the dancers of America Ballet Theatre in these six stunning GIFs showing off their expert technique and the company’s repertory from the past 75 years.isty Copeland in Sleeping Beauty
Misty Copeland, soloist, performs an arabesque from Sleeping Beauty, staged by American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa’s original choreography.
Gillian Murphy in Swan Lake
Principal dancer Gillian Murphy performs the role of Odette, the Swan Queen in the classic Swan Lake. To provide a sense of what a ballerina’s entire work day is like, Murphy documented a day in the week leading up to the American Ballet Theatre’s 75th anniversary season. See how many dances she rehearsed, the meals that fueled her day, and more in the ballet dancer’s journal.
Daniil Simkin in Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once
Daniil Simkin, principal dancer, was filmed performing sections of Benjamin Millepied’s Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once (2009). The dancing is so athletic and graceful at once that we want to share two sections.
Simkin dances and speaks about the quest for perfection in ballet in this film outtakefrom American Ballet Theatre: A History.
Sep 18, 2014
♡⌣̊ But I Didn’t Paint My Nails ⌣̊♡
my hair was done
my outfit looked great
my jewelry was in place and
my lips were painted.
but i didn’t paint my nails
it didn’t dawn on me until you pulled
up to the driveway and i had
been anxiously staring at my hands
that i had forgotten something
i didn’t think i looked perfect
like i had previously
the doubt sat in the back of
my mind as i kissed you hello,
hoping you wouldn’t notice that
the color of my nails were
chipped, fading, and
various shades of dull.
as the day went on, you still
held my hand with the
grip you had before, you
still looked into my eyes as if
they were galaxies unfolding
in your line of vision, you
still played with my fingers and
kissed the back of my hand, and you
still kissed me till my
painted lips were smeared.
i laughed at the end of the day and
but i didn’t paint my nails.
it didn’t matter to you.
you probably never noticed.
So basically I painted the nails first, the peach is Look Beauty Flamingo, and the green is Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. Contrary to last time when I did the sponge technique
A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. ~Pam Brown
Four things greater than all things are, –
Women and Horses and Power and War.
~Rudyard Kipling, “The Ballad of the King’s Jest”
What he loved in horses was what he loved in men, the blood and the heat of the blood that ran them.
All the Pretty Horses
Chapter 1, Page 7.
Finally he said that among men there was no such communion as among horses and the notion that men can be understood at all was probably an illusion.
All the Pretty Horses
Luis, Chapter 2, Page 111.
But there were two things they agreed upon wholly and that were never spoken and that was that God had put horses on earth to work cattle and that other than cattle there was no wealth proper to a man.
All the Pretty Horses
John Grady and Antonio, Chapter 2, Page 127.
That night he dreamt of horses in a field on a high plain where the spring rains had brought up the grass and the wild flowers out of the ground and the flowers ran all blue and yellow far as the eye could see and in the dream he was among the horses running and in the dream he himself could run with the horses and they coursed the young mares and fillies over the plain where their rich bay and their rich chestnut colors shone in the sun and the young colts ran with their dams and trampled down the flowers in a haze of pollen that hung in the sun like powdered gold and they ran he and the horses out along the high mesas where the ground resounded under their running hooves and they flowed and changed and ran and their manes and tails blew off of them like spume and there was nothing else at all in that high world and they moved all of them in a resonance that was like a music among them and they were none of them afraid horse nor colt nor mare and they ran in that resonance which is the world itself and which cannot be spoken but only praised..
All the Pretty Horses
John Grady, Chapter 3, Page 161.