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The Best Thing: The Dog from Pompeii

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In case you missed our post last week Monday, we have a new set of posts that will be taking place over the next few Mondays. These posts are called ‘The Best Thing’ and are taken from NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction.

One of the questions we asked contributors of the latest NICE Magazine was “What’s the best thing you’ve found online?” Some of the answers were great. Some of the answers linked us to some very interesting content. All of the answers are definitely worth a look, even if it’s just to satisfy your curiosity.

We’ll be breaking some of these down into bite size chunks for you to have a look at.

This week our best thing comes to you courtesy of Alice Edy, a freelance illustrator based in Cape Town.

Alice said that the best thing she’s seen online is an art installation called The Dog from Pompeii, created by Allan McCollum. The installation contains a series of casts made of a chained dog that was caught in the ash and lava of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It’s a fantastic piece of history visualized on a three dimensional plain.

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If you’d like to see more (content from NICE Magazine that we’re not posting on the blog), you can download NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction by clicking on the image below.

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via: allanmccollum.net, art21.org, Alice Edy – Behance

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2 Comments

  1. That is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if I’ll ever want to click on your blog again.

  2. No Mara! You have to come back! We also thought it was sad. If it’s any consolation, we would’ve saved the dog if we were around back then. Sadly, none of us are that old.

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