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On the Farm, Under the Microscope

Microscopic images can tell us a lot about organisms too small to observe with the naked eye, but studying these organisms does not give us a true image of their form, as lenses and lighting can distort certain elements. Artist Carina Profir focuses on this alteration of specimen by emulating the mechanisms and process of the microscopy in her series On the Farm (2013).

The artist tackles the issue of altered image by photographing livestock, mimicking the microscopic ‘point-of-view’, and stitching together photographs to create an organic flow of multiple specimens. Livestock are very important to studies in microbiology. Most notably, in 1937, veterinarian Max Sterne created a vaccine for live spore anthrax among livestock, which greatly lowered the risk of humans inhaling the bacteria. The photo compositions of Profir are themselves a direct references to slides taken of the Bacillus anthracis microbe.

By seeing the cows and sheep in a new perspective, it alters our perception of depth and size. The artist herself states, that the work provides a “glimpse into scientific imaging and the expansive duality of scientific truth and fiction”. One can begin to wonder how true microscopic organisms might actually look, without the distortions provided by microscopes. 

-Anna Paluch

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The Jewel Box by Thomas Edwin Mostyn

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The Jewel Box
by Thomas Edwin Mostyn

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Thomas Benjamin Kennington, The Glory of Womanhood, n.d.

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Thomas Benjamin Kennington, The Glory of Womanhood, n.d.

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Madeleine undressing - John Everett Millais

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"Signing the register". 
Edmund Blair Leighton.

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"Signing the register". 

Edmund Blair Leighton.

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masterpiecedaily:

Michel Garnier
A Fashionably Dressed Young Woman in the Arcade of the Palais Royal
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Michel Garnier

A Fashionably Dressed Young Woman in the Arcade of the Palais Royal

1787

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labellefilleart:

Young Girl Reading, Federigo Zandomeneghi
 

labellefilleart:

Young Girl Reading, Federigo Zandomeneghi

 

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Sophie Turner photographed by Sylvain Homo for Vanidad Magazine, April 2014

Sophie Turner photographed by Sylvain Homo for Vanidad Magazine, April 2014

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kristinvicari:

Sophie Turner
 London, July 2014

kristinvicari:

Sophie Turner

London, July 2014

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Sophie Turner, London July 2014

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Sophie Turner, London July 2014

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Sophie Turner in The Thirteenth Tale

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When oh oblivion is calling out your name

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Lana Del Rey as Carrie for Q Magazine

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