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Portrait Of Nikola Tesla Made With Electricity

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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Uh-huh... You clicked this thinking it was going to be something like Jesus on toast, didn't you?



There's no arguing that Nikola Tesla is a respected and much discussed man around these parts at ATS and it's been a while since I ran across any of that artsy stuff that I like to post so well, so today.... I give you double the pleasure and double the fun!

Artist Phil Hansen created this portrait of Tesla using what else??? Electric sparks!



I thought the medium chosen couldn't possibly be any more perfect for the subject matter. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did. It doesn't last long, but it's worth the watch nonetheless.


To pay tribute to Serbian inventor and electrical engineering genius Nikola Tesla, artist Phil Hansen recently created a portrait of him using only electric sparks.

A time lapse video of Hansen creating the painting shows him connecting a couple of wires to a large battery. He then brings the two naked ends of the wire together to produce sparks. He uses the sparks to create burn marks of varying darkness on paper, creating the eyes, nose and other features of Tesla’s face until the mind-blowing portrait is complete.

Hansen wore a protective mask the whole time he was making the picture, and after zapping away for two whole days, the electrifying picture was ready. Now this is what you call modern art – Hansen sure does know how to keep things current.


Here is the time lapsed video showing how the artist created this portrait....



You can see more here: www.odditycentral.com...

Who would have thought??

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I am sure the man himself would have approved!
Maybe one day someone will be able to manipulate the arcs of a tesla coil into a 3d hologram of Tesla,using magnetic fields maybe.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:46 AM
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Heh, I once had a printer for the Spectrum ZX-81 which printed using sparks on conducting paper. It was a nice touch of black on silver.

But I wouldn't have had the RAM for a pic of Tesla himself



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I am sure the man himself would have approved!
Maybe one day someone will be able to manipulate the arcs of a tesla coil into a 3d hologram of Tesla,using magnetic fields maybe.



That would be electrifying, wouldn't it?


Some people's talent simply amaze me. A hologram would be awesome!


originally posted by: ManFromEurope
Heh, I once had a printer for the Spectrum ZX-81 which printed using sparks on conducting paper. It was a nice touch of black on silver.

But I wouldn't have had the RAM for a pic of Tesla himself


I don't know why this made me laugh... But it did!


It's always something, isn't it? That's kind of like having kool aid, but no sugar, or peanut butter with no jelly.


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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse
I am sure the man himself would have approved!


I'm sure Nikola Tesla would of preferred that he would of used Alternating current instead of Direct current....



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:15 AM
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originally posted by: Misinformation


a reply to: Silcone Synapse
I am sure the man himself would have approved!


I'm sure Nikola Tesla would of preferred that he would of used Alternating current instead of Direct current....


this probably couldn't be more true. lol

or maybe tesla would have preferred a wireless solution


anyway, it's a pretty sweet method of portrait painting. and tesla was the man.



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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Did he do that without a reference photo?!! Hes a witch!!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: Ridhya
Did he do that without a reference photo?!! Hes a witch!!


I didn't see him using one, but that doesn't mean that he didn't.

A witch...
Maybe so. Maybe he is Tesla himself, come back to try again so he didn't need to have a reference.


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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Sometimes I'm proud to be human. Kanga, this is one of those times. Look what we can do! That is way cool, thanks for sharing!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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Reading that just brought a huge smile to my face NH. It is indeed awesome to be human.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:47 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

The medium is the perfect way to incorporate Tesla, on a personal level, in to the portrait. It's an absolutely beautiful piece of art.

I've never seen art made from electricity before, very interesting idea!



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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Oh wow! I really love this! Hubby will as well.




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posted on Nov, 8 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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I wish I were this talented! I can barely draw an invisible line... Haha, this is incredible.



posted on Nov, 13 2014 @ 02:56 AM
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This is awesome.



posted on Nov, 13 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: Misinformation


a reply to: Silcone Synapse
I am sure the man himself would have approved!


I'm sure Nikola Tesla would of preferred that he would of used Alternating current instead of Direct current....



Why would Tesla prefer AC?

If you think it's because Tesla invented AC, well he didn't.



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