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The Moped Diaries, A Short Film

The Moped Diaries, a short film about youth, movement, and growth.

This short film by shows a young boy whose world suddenly becomes larger when a bridge is added to connect his island to the mainland. With it comes change, separation, and movement– he has to decide whether or not to stay home a boy or to venture out into the world as a man.

Source: Lucky Treehouse Productions

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Has Returned (And We’re Excited)

Summer Exhibition 2015

A preview of the 2015 Summer Exhibition. Source: Telegraph

At the Summer Exhibition, thousands of pieces of art drape the walls, carefully pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Various rooms house art of all mediums—sculptures, paintings, media and statues—each with a different theme. As a tradition, “restorative” beef stew is served during the hanging, and unlike most exhibitions, people are able to purchase the art that they admire.

Painting Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881

Painted by William Powell Frith, “A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881” depicts a group of high-class Victorians taking a private tour of the 1881 Summer Exhibition. Source: Wikipedia

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MC Escher And The Genius Of The Droste Effect

Parque de las Ciencias, Spain.

The Droste effect is also known as mise en abyme, or more simply, “a picture within a picture”. A series of nested, precisely drawn images give the appearance that the artwork goes on into infinity. This mind-bending video dissembles one of MC Escher’s works, displaying the artist’s mastery of this trippy effect in incredibly minute detail.

Assembled by Parque de las Ciencias.

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