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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 (263)
Megz Thomson (47 minutes ago)
I've incorporated human ashes into paint for two paintings I did for a friend.
Issolom Issolom (2 months ago)
I miss u hanks
acegeek (2 months ago)
Anyone else think of "Layers of Fear"? I thought these ingredients would be WAY more sinister.
MrFindX (2 months ago)
Peter Rabitt (2 months ago)
I must be an artist, because my bed's headboard looked like a Jackson Pollock painting when I was a teenager.
soslothful (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I picked the wrong video to watch while eating.
Kaela Olsen (2 months ago)
PLEASE DO A VIDEO ON GLIOMAS?!?!?!?! Or at least give me a yes or no????
Charles Panigeo (2 months 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 months 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 months ago)
Pickman gallery....
Maple Rock (2 months ago)
"flesh tones".... I'm going to hell for giggling at that
hacker_8162 (3 months ago)
Hydro Pig (3 months ago)
What’s the painting on the thumbnail?
Boy Lupin (3 months ago)
she's so hot. i want to smoke a bowl with her and then eat her out
Bob Bobson (3 months ago)
Annnnnnnnnd another video ruined for me.
blaegme (3 months ago)
Perfect for a dinner set.
lazyperfectionist1 (3 months ago)
It kind of adds new meaning to the phrase, "Wear your heart on your sleeve."
Enrique Magaña (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Olivia... You are a work of art.
Marx The Destroyer (3 months ago)
But how did they find these things out in the first place?
ronnie ssebaggala (3 months ago)
New ancient egyptian mummy! Dig one up today! Horrible histories
Jay Bea (3 months ago)
no reference to bloodworks?
MendMyWings 7 (3 months ago)
A lot of people paint with their own blood x
Budget Bogans (3 months ago)
I put myself into art one time...well I tripped and fell through a painting
RMoribayashi (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
mmmm... froth!
Ezekiel Martin (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Young Hank Green is best!
Volvirth (3 months ago)
You know what i expected to be in this video. I'm REALLY glad it isn't.
darkangel21892 (3 months ago)
Like the game layers of fear
Jan Gambler (3 months ago)
Oh, and here I was expecting to hear someone do something really morbid..
Gary Cooper (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Medieval illustrators did NOT use electric mixers!
Daniel Dulu (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I see you skipped the books bound in human flesh and the modern 'art' made of semen...
Charles Bosse (3 months ago)
Oh, and Icons.
Mortimer Laforet (3 months ago)
indigo it's not a purple hue it's blue
Mortimer Laforet (3 months 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 (3 months 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
chipmonk434 (3 months ago)
I was surprised she didn't mention the lady that paints with her own blood.
gin luther (3 months ago)
Disgusting... I don’t feel so good...
CrankyPants (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Art really put himself into his work...
Robert Pruitt (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Blood Fire Drake (3 months ago)
OH SO YOU GET THE INSECT EXPERT TO DO IT!A bit discriminatory eh sci show?
Organon (3 months ago)
No blood head?
Surviving RNG (3 months ago)
Cannibalism... heals what ails you? :S
mcdonald 1234 (3 months ago)
illuminandi confirmed
Gigavolt (3 months ago)
_When SciShow runs out of ideas_
Does she use teleprompter?
eternal8song (3 months ago)
as an art student, this is very interesting to me. for... purely theoretical reasons, i assure you.
Shut Up, Sprinkles! (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
knerf999 (3 months ago)
That whole mummy stuff reminds me of abe's adventure
Dark Owl Stories (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I'd love to do embroidery using human hair!
potato psoas (3 months ago)
Tonetta made art out of his poop
potato psoas (3 months ago)
GTdba (3 months 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 (3 months 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!
Hubba Bubba (2 months ago)
Samuel R - Strangers are just people you haven't talked to yet! There were a lot of negative comments early on in the thread and I thought I should just let Olivia know that a lot of us appreciate her work on Scishow. And yes I am addicted to this channel, it's informative and very well researched, plus she is my favourite presenter. Also I had to make it rhyme somehow. I think you are taking it way too seriously. Have a drink and enjoy the weather!
Samuel R (2 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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...
Taylor Shipley (3 months ago)
What about “Bone White”?
Frank Casares (3 months ago)
Geary Holt Slayer / Exodus used his own blood as paint on his guitar!
Rob Mckennie (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Cody Reeder, of CodysLab fame, dyed some clothing with dyers woad, complete with urine!
realmaml (3 months ago)
Joel Peter Witkin has gone way beyond mummy brown.
guitarplayer32 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
THATS A VERY NICE VIDEO...! Keep going....!
whammo12 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
jean rodriguez She looks homeless, and you seem creepy.
russell28533 (3 months ago)
Olivia is one of my favorite presenters. Good job Olivia!
Tayter Sah-Lad (3 months ago)
Put your part in me!
Lutfa Lasker (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I knew it paint. Dang it I should have known now I can slam my art teacher
crimson90 (3 months ago)
Zesty mordant
bjs301 (3 months ago)
Fascinating. Disgusting, but fascinating.
ryotofurytobe500 (3 months ago)
what about blood though?
Guy Boo (3 months ago)
A lot of toddlers are wondering why their diaper-murals were overlooked.
Neymarinet (3 months ago)
damn that intro was some straight heat, does olivia got a contract to def jam or something?
Loud Noob (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Let’s make art 🤔😃🤪
Atom Ogre Boatswain (3 months ago)
Artists have also used semen, blood, and fecal matter in art.
Herfmonster (3 months ago)
Don't forget about the KISS "Blood" comics.
Ian Grams (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Thank god these ways aren’t as bad as the ways the guy from layers of fear made his paintings.
ayydy (3 months ago)
At first I was expecting this to be about feminist period blood art...
Stevonicus (3 months ago)
So woad indigo contains alcohol seeing as it is fermented?
Spicy Taco (3 months ago)
Too many art sounding syllables in this video. 2/10
Dakila Lozano (3 months ago)
Apex Theory (3 months ago)
What about that one lady that uses period blood in paintings?
Master Therion (3 months ago)
Yup, that's why as a kid I refused to do Finger Painting. I knew what the paint was made of...
Code Name (3 months ago)
Master Therion you must be insanely old.
Master Therion (3 months ago)
Justin I ear you.
Justin O'Brien (3 months ago)
I see where this is Goghing.
Seadalgo (3 months ago)
I wanted to do finger painting as a kid but I could never sever enough fingers to finish a canvas
Jim Engström (3 months ago)
If you're a mummy It's still okay to use parts of your body as a gross pigment in art.
Hali Canzler (3 months ago)
I'm sorry, De Arte Illuminandi???
hairy booty butt balls (3 months ago)
i really put myself into a fart
Katelyn Diaz (3 months ago)
Where would you get a bunch of earwax from?

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