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Mon Nov 17, 2014, 11:46 AM

In 125 Years, Millions Of People Have Looked At This Painting. No One Really Saw It Until Now.

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http://www.upworthy.com/in-125-years-millions-of-people-have-looked-at-this-painting-no-one-really-saw-it-until-now?c=upw1

Curated by Alisha Huber

I'm not easily impressed, OK?

I know Van Gogh was a genius. If the point of this were "Van Gogh was a mad genius," I would not be sharing this with you.

But I found this and I thought, "Oh, what a vaguely interesting thing." And then I got to the part about the Hubble Space Telescope, and, let me tell you: Mind. Blown.

We've got the set up here, but you have to watch the video for the full effect. It's all the way at the bottom.


MUCH more at link you should look over first.




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Reply In 125 Years, Millions Of People Have Looked At This Painting. No One Really Saw It Until Now. (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2014 OP
RufusTFirefly Nov 2014 #1
daleanime Nov 2014 #2
Jim__ Nov 2014 #3
tblue37 Nov 2014 #15
Jim__ Nov 2014 #17
TreasonousBastard Nov 2014 #4
mopinko Nov 2014 #5
Hekate Nov 2014 #6
840high Nov 2014 #7
LiberalLovinLug Nov 2014 #8
BeanMusical Nov 2014 #9
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2014 #10
N_E_1 for Tennis Nov 2014 #11
FourScore Nov 2014 #12
guyton Nov 2014 #13
abakan Nov 2014 #14
rurallib Nov 2014 #16
Iggo Nov 2014 #18
tanyev Nov 2014 #19
longship Nov 2014 #20
Omaha Steve Nov 2014 #21
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #22
proReality Nov 2014 #24
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #29
zentrum Nov 2014 #23
Dustlawyer Nov 2014 #25
CTyankee Nov 2014 #26
elehhhhna Nov 2014 #27
CTyankee Nov 2014 #28
LongTomH Jan 2015 #30

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 12:31 PM

1. Amazing! I love the neuroscientific ramifications of this!

Thanks for posting, OS!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 12:34 PM

2. Kick....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 12:34 PM

3. The description at the end reminded me of Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Living with a Wild God."

In that book, Ehrenreich describes episodes in her life, mostly in her adolescent years, where she experiences a form of visual dissociation. She sees things, familiar objects, and yet they don't appear to her as those familiar objects, but rather as (I'm speaking from memory so this may be somewhat off her description) form and color floating in her visual field. She could still recognize the object, but she wasn't processing it visually as an object. Ehrenreich said that her linguistic description could not do justice to the experience. She believed that she was experiencing an aspect of reality that our senses normally mask - again, that's my recollection of what she was saying.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:29 PM

15. I like to disorient my students by telling them that their senses are not there

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mainly to convey information to their brain, but rather to filter out almost all the information that is out there, so they can focus on the tiny bit of info necessary for survival without crashing their wetware computers.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 03:05 PM

17. I'd say that's pretty much in agreement with what Ehrenreich was saying. - n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 12:44 PM

4. Good stuff!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:03 PM

5. art. more than something to hang over the sofa.

 

and people wonder why we should have government agencies to support artists......

and a reminder that van gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime. he would have starved without his brother, theo.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:07 PM

6. Fascinating! KnR

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:18 PM

7. kick

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:57 PM

8. K & R

interesting

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:59 PM

9. Really cool!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:02 PM

10. posted to for later

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:06 PM

11. Thanks Steve... Totally awesome!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:14 PM

12. being a genius and having mental issues seem to frequently go hand in hand. n/t

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Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:15 PM

14. Great stuff!

Thanks K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 02:49 PM

16. Mind blown

thanks

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 03:56 PM

18. Kick'd & Rec'd.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 06:45 PM

19. *gasp* So. Cool.

I'm not big into art, but I've always loved Van Gogh. Can't really explain why.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 09:32 PM

20. Interesting.

Even with very limited download limits, I had to click through and watch.

And yes, turbulence makes undergrad physics and engineering students cry. Grad students know better. They just shrug.

R&K

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 10:54 PM

21. I have to mention


In 1978? (or so pre-ST I shooting) Marta and I attended Leonard Nimoy's one man show of Vincent with the bubbly mixer. Yes we got the autograph.

Starry Night is the background of my Excite homepage.

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 01:44 AM

22. The ''stars'' have always been seen as spirals to me:

 

- Or as a spinning toroidal-vortex -- as seen from the top or bottom.

K&R



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:55 AM

24. That vortex

periodically happens around the outer rim of my eyes just since my cataract operation. I go to bed and close my eyes when it happens...now I think I'll try painting while it's going on to see what comes out on canvas.

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Response to proReality (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 06:45 AM

29. The vortex is everywhere.

 

- Around us and all matter. The vortex is the vibration, the resonance, the frequency of matter within nature.

It spirals and turns, into infinity......

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:44 AM

23. The study of turbulence

is in Da Vinci's notebooks. He did experiments trying to understand it. I think he may have been the first to take this on.

He made a glass model of a pig's heart in order to understand, among other things, the turbulence in blood flow.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 05:30 PM

25. Good thing Van Gogh had health insurance that covered his mental illness!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:09 PM

26. I think science has intervened in a wonderful way with art...

just look at the example of Vermeer...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 07:34 PM

27. nobody could place the paint like Vermeer

 

Technology or no.

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 08:19 PM

28. my guess is that Vermeer was experimenting but really didn't know what he was really doing...

he had his vision and he had his device but I am not sure he knew what exactly he would find....until he did! Good hunch!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 09:08 PM

30. I'm thinking of the Dr. Who episode: "Vincent and the Doctor."




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