X-Ray Art Reveals The Internal Beauty Of Everyday Objects

While many of us consider pretty paintings or sculptures to be the bookends of what the word “artistic” can mean, many artists defy convention and instead strive for innovation. X-ray art is one of those innovative forms. Blurring radiology and photography, even common items become interesting as the x-ray strips back their layers to reveal their often-ignored (and often elegant) internal structures.

Prev Next 1 of 17

Arie van’t Riet

X Ray Tulips

Flowers are always a popular portraiture subject, under the x-ray or not. Dutch artist/physicist Arie van’t Riet’s foray into floral x-ray was born from a functional purpose: he needed to teach technicians how to use the machine. Since then, his interest is grounded in an aesthetic desire to showcase the inner beauty of his subjects. Source: X-Rays

X-ray Art Negative

Van’t Riet partly colorizes his works to enhance their visual impact. Here is the negative of the preceding image. Source: X-Rays

X-ray Art Frog

Like many other artists, Arie prefers to use everyday items as his subjects – in his case, a combination of flora and fauna. Source: The Guardian

X-ray Art Cat

A cat digging up the garden. Source: X-Rays

X-ray Art Chameleon

A chameleon climbing a begonia. Source: The Guardian

Nick Veasey

X-ray Art Reading

Nick Veasey is another artist who uses x-ray photography as his preferred medium. Veasey initially worked with conventional mediums such as still photography before receiving an opportunity to x-ray a Coke can for a TV show. Source: Nick Veasey

X Ray Wedding Ensemble

In a world seemingly obsessed with appearances, Nick Veasey wants to highlight the aesthetics lurking just beneath the surface. With several popular exhibits and numerous design and photographic awards under his belt, Veasey is arguably the most successful artist in this field. Source: Nick Veasey

X-ray Art Gun

Part of his exhibit dubbed “The X-Man”. Source: Nick Veasey

X-ray Art Punk

An x-ray of your average Oakland Raiders fan. Source: Nick Veasey

X-ray Art Boeing

Nick has the unverified claim of the largest x-ray in the world - a Boeing 777. Source: Wikipedia

Hugh Turvey

X-ray Art Jacket

According to British artist Hugh Turvey, one advantage of x-ray images is the chance to see the world with fresh perspective. Turvey also started out as a conventional photographer, but a commission to create an x-ray image for a rock album cover inspired his transition to the world of x-ray art. Source: Socialphy

X-ray Art Suitcase

Turvey likes to call his images “xograms”, a mash-up between x-rays and photograms. He colors most of his images because it adds an extra layer of depth and also allows the artist to control where the viewer looks. Source: Smithsonian Magazine

X-ray Art Foot

He compares the results of his process to that of a child seeing something for the first time. In fact, one of the artist’s most popular works is an image of his wife’s foot in a stiletto heel. Said Turvey in an interview, “I think we all understand that your foot is going through quite a lot when it is in a stiletto, but to actually physically see it and to see the angle of the bones. Not only do you have this distorted foot, but you have these small nails that were in the actual construction of the shoe. It just looked like a torture device.” Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Like this gallery? Share it!

And if you liked this post, be sure to check out these popular posts:

Life In Everyday Space Will Stun You
Life In Everyday Space Will Stun You
What A 45,000 Year-Old Bone Reveals About Human-Neanderthal Relations
What A 45,000 Year-Old Bone Reveals About Human-Neanderthal Relations
NASA Can Email Objects To Space
NASA Can Email Objects To Space

For more, check out these videos exploring x-ray art and what the human body looks like when doing yoga under an x-ray:

Mickael Jou Convenes Dance And Photography Into One Breathtaking Product

mickael jou fall float

Source: Tumblr

Dancer and photographer Mickael Jou is without a doubt one of a very few individuals able to pull off a series of choreographed photos this precise, thoughtful and beautiful. The Taiwanese-French-American launched production on his project, “365 Photos”, nearly three years ago, and it will likely take him another three years to finish it. (Quite obviously, he does not take one photo per day.)

mickael jou nightclub

Source: Tumblr

mickael jou flower pick

Source: Tumblr

Continue Reading

Is Google Earth Art The Next Wave Of Travel Photography?

Using the world as your digital canvas is no easy feat, but Argentina-based photographer and artist Federico Winer is doing just that. Winer studied at the Argentina School of Photography in the 1990s before pursuing an academic career as professor of philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires.

Within the last couple of years he has refocused on his love of photography and composition, and his latest work “ULTRADISTANCIA” has been featured around the web and through international media outlets including the Huffington Post, Design Boom Magazine, and The Creators Project. For the basis of his project, Winer utilizes the unique, colorful, and often mesmerizing geometrical patterns of the Earth he discovers when taking what he calls “long trips” through Google Earth.

Continue Reading

Close Pop-in
Like All That Is Interesting

Get The Most Fascinating Content On The Web In Your Facebook & Twitter Feeds