"Aférrate a lo que te haga reír, eso es lo que en verdad vale en la vida."
Martin Wittfooth’s Beautiful and Disturbing Paintings of Animals in Post-Apocalyptic Settings
Martin Wittfooth’s intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition — without showing a single person. The Brooklyn-based painter has transcended the illustrative genre and entered into the realm of modern masterworks, using a time-honored painterly tradition that may be painstaking, but reveals incredible depth in both medium and content. His paintings are haunting in that they have a feeling of real possibility. The familiar scenes hint of dystopia and disrepair; their animal subjects are beautiful, but also betray that something in this world is amiss. In light of the long-awaited recognition and acceptance of climate change, Wittfooth’s work has an undercurrent of forewarning about what could happen if humans don’t get our act together. We spoke to the artist about his post-apocalyptic vision, classic style, and the of using animals instead of people as subjects.
"Pervertido y tierno a la vez, es la pasión y el amor en el mismo ser…"
Nemo 33 by John Beernaerts, 2004
The world’s deepest indoor swimming pool is located in Brussels, Belgium. Its maximum depth is 34.5 meters, 113 feet, and contains 2.5 million liters of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30°C/86°F. The pool holds several simulated underwater caves at a 10 meter, 33 feet, depth level. There are also numerous underwater windows installed into several of the pool’s caves in order to allow outside visitors to look into the pool at various depths. The complex was designed by Belgian diving expert John Beernaerts as a multi-purpose diving instruction, recreational, and film production facility.
Omg I need to swim here
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