I made another thing. I’ll probably made a few more this week.
A Demonstration of Unhealth
I wish I didn’t take that third scoop, but it was for art.
Sundead by Luciano Podcaminsky
I was recently contacted by a rather pleasant artist known as Luciano Podcaminsky, who informed me of his work. He has some very interesting work but this piece in particular stood out to me. I’ve always thought of sun beds as pretty weird, why you’d pay someone to damage your skin is beyond me, but why I see tanning salons in places with hot climates is even more peculiar. Surely one of the best things about the sun is that its rays are free.
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In the 18th and 19th centuries, sideshow carnivals known as misemono were a popular form of entertainment for the sophisticated residents of Edo (present-day Tokyo). The sideshows featured a myriad of educational and entertaining attractions designed to evoke a sense of wonder and satisfy a deep curiosity for the mysteries of life. One popular attraction was the pregnant doll.
Although it is commonly believed that these dolls were created primarily to teach midwives how to deliver babies, evidence suggests they were also used for entertainment purposes. For example, records from 1864 describe a popular show in Tokyo’s Asakusa entertainment district that educated audiences about the human body. The show featured a pregnant doll whose abdomen could be opened to reveal fetal models depicting the various stages of prenatal development.
Similarly, records of Japan’s first national industrial exhibition in 1877 indicate a Yamagata prefecture hospital doctor named Motoyoshi Hasegawa showed off an elaborate set of fetus models illustrating seven different stages of growth, from embryo to birth. Although it is unclear whether the fetus model set pictured here is the same one Hasegawa showed in 1877, records suggest his model was a hit at the exhibition.
Source: Geijutsu Shincho magazine, July 2001 via Pinktentacle.com