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3 Ways Humans Have Literally Put Themselves Into Art

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Artists are notorious for pouring their heart and soul into their work, but historically, they also put some of their literal body parts into it as well! Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Jerry Perez, Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali. Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.britannica.com/art/illuminated-manuscript http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/11954/1/a-baker-04-pigments.pdf http://web.ceu.hu/medstud/manual/MMM/frame18.html https://books.google.com/books?id=yFS_Fulva8IC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Materials,+Methods,+and+Masterpieces+of+Medieval+Art&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx68rjj_fZAhUC-2MKHdkpB40Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=ear%20wax&f=false https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/jun/13/from-crushed-bugs-to-cow-urine-the-history-of-colours-in-pictures https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Regina_Keijzer/publication/271200741_Searching_for_blue_Experiments_with_woad_fermentation_vats_and_an_explanation_of_the_colours_through_dye_analysis/links/54c0d6d60cf21674ce9ff5e8/Searching-for-blue-Experiments-with-woad-fermentation-vats-and-an-explanation-of-the-colours-through-dye-analysis.pdf https://www.nature.com/news/1998/981126/full/news981126-7.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/from-gunpowder-to-teeth-whitener-the-science-behind-historic-uses-of-urine-442390/ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/pinch-of-pigment-mummy-brown/ https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/mummy-art-painting-delacroix-pigment-ancient-Egypt/ http://www.theconservationcenter.com/article/2015/11/16/pigment-of-the-month-mummy-brown http://www.artinsociety.com/the-life-and-death-of-mummy-brown.html https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ground-mummies-were-once-ingredient-paint-180950350/
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Text Comments (338)
Peter Rabitt (8 hours ago)
I must be an artist, because my bed's headboard looked like a Jackson Pollock painting when I was a teenager.
soslothful (15 hours ago)
Did anyone else think of the former hyperpopualar rock group, Kiss, who put out a comic book where the blood of the band members had been mixed into the printing ink?
Helicondrummer (1 day ago)
I picked the wrong video to watch while eating.
Kaela Olsen (1 day ago)
PLEASE DO A VIDEO ON GLIOMAS?!?!?!?! Or at least give me a yes or no????
Charles Panigeo (2 days ago)
If you want to actually see the woad dying technique used with urine, Codyslab has a video where he dyes a shirt. He uses some wild woad he found and his own urine. https://youtu.be/0dJuZx81fyw
Andreas Sjöberg (2 days ago)
You missed the Hair-art where girls plaited their own hair into pocket-watch-leashes for their future husbands. Examples to be found in the Nordic Museum in Stockholm...
Eleeth Tahgra (2 days ago)
Pickman gallery....
Maple Rock (2 days ago)
"flesh tones".... I'm going to hell for giggling at that
hacker_8162 (3 days ago)
Hydro Pig (3 days ago)
What’s the painting on the thumbnail?
Boy Lupin (3 days ago)
she's so hot. i want to smoke a bowl with her and then eat her out
Bob Bobson (3 days ago)
Annnnnnnnnd another video ruined for me.
blaegme (4 days ago)
Perfect for a dinner set.
lazyperfectionist1 (4 days ago)
It kind of adds new meaning to the phrase, "Wear your heart on your sleeve."
Who cares who produces this channel? The ends of these things are starting to sound like Merv Griffin and his game shows (and most couldn't care less about who Merv Griffin is/was either).
Enrique Magaña (4 days ago)
I was going to comment on Olivia's uptalking and vocal frying, but I've just watched a video where Neil Degrasse Tyson does the same... So, it might be just the new trend in scientific outreach, to talk like a teenage girl to sound more approachable.
Adam Smith (4 days ago)
Olivia... You are a work of art.
Marx The Destroyer (4 days ago)
But how did they find these things out in the first place?
ronnie ssebaggala (4 days ago)
New ancient egyptian mummy! Dig one up today! Horrible histories
Jay Bea (4 days ago)
no reference to bloodworks?
MendMyWings 7 (4 days ago)
A lot of people paint with their own blood x
Budget Bogans (4 days ago)
I put myself into art one time...well I tripped and fell through a painting
RMoribayashi (4 days ago)
The UK panel show QI once mentioned a painter who used to masturbate into his paints. Way to spread the love, guy.
Danny Danny (4 days ago)
mmmm... froth!
Ezekiel Martin (4 days ago)
2:56 Well, at least they were only using the urine annually and not anally, which is what I read at first...
Murat Yuzdzhan (4 days ago)
Young Hank Green is best!
Volvirth (4 days ago)
You know what i expected to be in this video. I'm REALLY glad it isn't.
darkangel21892 (4 days ago)
Like the game layers of fear
Jan Gambler (4 days ago)
Oh, and here I was expecting to hear someone do something really morbid..
Gary Cooper (4 days ago)
There are, and have been, artists who used their own hair, fingernails, feces, blood, etc. In teir works, but they are generally outliers— not mainstream art workers.
Gary Cooper (4 days ago)
Stale urine also was used for washing and bleaching clothes. In ancient Rome, human urine in bulk was a widely-traded commodity. (Or so I’m told; I wasn’t there at the time.)
Gary Cooper (4 days ago)
Medieval illustrators did NOT use electric mixers!
Daniel Dulu (4 days ago)
Just another example of how stupid mankind can be and how people will buy into anything said by some idiot who probably actually believes their own claims.
Charles Bosse (4 days ago)
I see you skipped the books bound in human flesh and the modern 'art' made of semen...
Charles Bosse (4 days ago)
Oh, and Icons.
Mortimer Laforet (4 days ago)
indigo it's not a purple hue it's blue
Mortimer Laforet (4 days ago)
i don't like the "throat" voice this girl has... very weird, lot of pretencious english speakers have that kind of weirrd tone...
Anyone getting Layers of Fear vibes?
Donnie Morrow (4 days ago)
There's an entire room in the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia dedicated to 2D and 3D artwork that's made almost entirely from human hair
Shaky (4 days ago)
Interior Semiotics, anyone?
chipmonk434 (4 days ago)
I was surprised she didn't mention the lady that paints with her own blood.
gin luther (4 days ago)
Disgusting... I don’t feel so good...
CrankyPants (4 days ago)
Sometimes, after hearing all the crazy stories from the past, it's hard to believe that humans have survived as long as we did.
Justin O'Brien (4 days ago)
Art really put himself into his work...
Robert Pruitt (4 days ago)
I just want to know what the people who thought this stuff up originally was doing when the idea to try it popped into their heads.
Jesus Vargas (4 days ago)
Blood Fire Drake (5 days ago)
OH SO YOU GET THE INSECT EXPERT TO DO IT!A bit discriminatory eh sci show?
Organon (5 days ago)
No blood head?
Surviving RNG (5 days ago)
Cannibalism... heals what ails you? :S
mackenzie 1234 (5 days ago)
illuminandi confirmed
Gigavolt (5 days ago)
_When SciShow runs out of ideas_
Does she use teleprompter?
eternal8song (5 days ago)
as an art student, this is very interesting to me. for... purely theoretical reasons, i assure you.
Shut Up, Sprinkles! (5 days ago)
I love your art science episodes. I honestly want a whole Crash Course series on the chemistry and physics of art, including an in-depth color theory lesson with how different color pigments mix. But that’s honestly just the art geek in me wanting to satisfy the science geek in me.
Windkisssed (5 days ago)
knerf999 (5 days ago)
That whole mummy stuff reminds me of abe's adventure
Dark Owl Stories (5 days ago)
Eww...sounds like a great writing prompt for a creepypasta though. Interestingly enough though, as a horror narrator here on YouTube, I haven’t read or heard any stories with body part art as a premise 🤔
Why don’t you make a video on the alternative theories about the Universe on YouTube this would be interesting and good for the YouTube community!!!
PianoFrenzyHD (5 days ago)
I'm so bad at following what she says, I started to notice the way she ends her sentences with that burpy-effect. Now i'm annoyed.
TheOriginalMakaaka (5 days ago)
Speaking of which, did anyone see the portraits that Barack Obama ordered? I wonder if 'THOSE THINGS PAINTED ALL OVER HIS FACE' are included as part of the paint ingredients. Wouldn't surprise me, considering he spent 67k on hotdogs. Anyway, more than 30% of the worlds soil is from Fungi and so matter has been eaten and pooped out so many times that really the whole world is like 2 girls, 1 cup except that we only think of our local timeline and so we forget that at one time the elements we are comprised of might have been some sasquatch's skat that was vomited out by a T-Rex that suffered anal warts which were infested with fly-maggots that ate the face of a dead marine beast.
N The One (5 days ago)
I'd love to do embroidery using human hair!
potato psoas (5 days ago)
Tonetta made art out of his poop
potato psoas (5 days ago)
GTdba (5 days ago)
Come to think of it, I always put myself into art, as I drink a glass of water and at times spit just a little bit on a plastic cup so that I can mix the colors better.
Hubba Bubba (5 days ago)
Dear Olivia, you are as beautiful as Bolivia, as mysterious and exotic as Narnia. Your sweet voice is as soothing as chocolate-vanilla pudding. You are my muse, my inspiration, my booze. When I see that Scishow notification alert, I channel my inner nerd, oh how I learn and I yearn, for your sweet voice Olivia. I hope you see my comment, even if it is a bit low-end!
Samuel R (6 hours ago)
Hubba Bubba Dude, this was at the top when I found it. If you were dating a girl for a month or two, it might not be weird - but she is a stranger, and you were literally saying you are addicted to her like alcohol... that's pretty creepy man.
Hubba Bubba (5 days ago)
+Samuel R Well you must have sifted through a fair deal of comments to find this poem? And you even bothered to comment... Also do you think that maybe those two words aren't mutually exclusive? Something can be ficticious and exotic, amazing I know...
Hubba Bubba (5 days ago)
Ok that escalated quickly. I think my poem was pretty innocent? That's what I intended anyway. I'm pretty sure she's too busy to even read the comments anway, so your white knighting is a futile endeavour. Seems like you have some pent-up emotions yourself, buddy. I suggest finding a punching bag to take out some of that aggression.
Krystof Dayne (5 days ago)
Maybe because in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, people like Olivia who are just there to host a Science show don't need creeps drooling over her in the YouTube comment section...
Hubba Bubba (5 days ago)
+Krystof Dayne i've had girlfriends, they bored me and didn't appreciate my puns and poetry. I've never had to pay for sex and don't intend to start now just because of a dry spell. Also why do you even bother to comment with such negativity?
Taylor Shipley (5 days ago)
What about “Bone White”?
Frank Casares (5 days ago)
Geary Holt Slayer / Exodus used his own blood as paint on his guitar!
Rob Mckennie (5 days ago)
I resent the claim that no one will stop you from using urine in art. I don't even get invited to my kid's finger painting classes anymore
Rob Mckennie (5 days ago)
Cody Reeder, of CodysLab fame, dyed some clothing with dyers woad, complete with urine!
realmaml (5 days ago)
Joel Peter Witkin has gone way beyond mummy brown.
guitarplayer32 (5 days ago)
Legitimately surprised period blood wasn’t on here. (Yes that’s a thing. You can google it but I wouldn’t advise it.)
kassi man (5 days ago)
THATS A VERY NICE VIDEO...! Keep going....!
whammo12 (5 days ago)
I wonder how many mummies they used!
Urine (typically of the horse variety) was also fairly-commonly used in another art-related application as the chemical agent that caused the patina effect scene on so many metallic statues.
jean rodriguez (5 days ago)
Olivia you had my attention with your beautiful self, but using other people's body parts to make art has given you +1 charisma!
jean rodriguez (4 days ago)
Personal insults are boring people's attempt at being noticed off of the hard work of eccentric and interesting personalities. So , thank you.
raztubes (4 days ago)
jean rodriguez She looks homeless, and you seem creepy.
russell28533 (5 days ago)
Olivia is one of my favorite presenters. Good job Olivia!
Tayter Sah-Lad (5 days ago)
Put your part in me!
Lutfa Lasker (5 days ago)
I don't know how to pun if it was something to pun. I like to paint but still I am not a murderer.....
Lutfa Lasker (5 days ago)
I knew it paint. Dang it I should have known now I can slam my art teacher
crimson90 (5 days ago)
Zesty mordant
bjs301 (5 days ago)
Fascinating. Disgusting, but fascinating.
ryotofurytobe500 (5 days ago)
what about blood though?
Guy Boo (5 days ago)
A lot of toddlers are wondering why their diaper-murals were overlooked.
Neymarinet (5 days ago)
damn that intro was some straight heat, does olivia got a contract to def jam or something?
Loud Noob (5 days ago)
I do spray paint art, on canvas and posterboard. Sometimes my beard hair falls on the painting and I don’t notice until it’s too late.
Edin Mujkanovic (5 days ago)
Let’s make art 🤔😃🤪
Local Toast (5 days ago)
the art better not turn into nasty post modern, modern art!
Atom Ogre Boatswain (5 days ago)
Artists have also used semen, blood, and fecal matter in art.
Herfmonster (5 days ago)
Don't forget about the KISS "Blood" comics.
Ian Grams (5 days ago)
Cody's Lab actually dyed a shirt blue with pee and woad. Sure wonder how someone discovered that worked 🤔 https://youtu.be/0dJuZx81fyw
Doomsdaywillcome (5 days ago)
Thank god these ways aren’t as bad as the ways the guy from layers of fear made his paintings.
ayydy (5 days ago)
At first I was expecting this to be about feminist period blood art...
Stevonicus (5 days ago)
So woad indigo contains alcohol seeing as it is fermented?
Spicy Taco (5 days ago)
Too many art sounding syllables in this video. 2/10
Dakila Lozano (5 days ago)
Apex Theory (5 days ago)
What about that one lady that uses period blood in paintings?
Master Therion (5 days ago)
Yup, that's why as a kid I refused to do Finger Painting. I knew what the paint was made of...
Code Name (4 days ago)
Master Therion you must be insanely old.
Master Therion (5 days ago)
Justin I ear you.
Justin O'Brien (5 days ago)
I see where this is Goghing.
Seadalgo (5 days ago)
I wanted to do finger painting as a kid but I could never sever enough fingers to finish a canvas
Jim Engström (5 days ago)
If you're a mummy It's still okay to use parts of your body as a gross pigment in art.
halicanz (5 days ago)
I'm sorry, De Arte Illuminandi???
jwoods (5 days ago)
i really put myself into a fart
Katelyn Diaz (5 days ago)
Where would you get a bunch of earwax from?
bauchbart (5 days ago)
Anyone else hoped to find mention of Metallica's LOAD and RELOAD album covers, since they were made using urine, semen and blood?

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