Monday, June 8, 2009

Best Party Ever

The picture above may look tiny, but it contains multitudes. Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An created an oil painting in which many various figures from history hang out next to each other. And while it's highly improbable that Joseph Stalin and Elvis Presley would ever have a reason to get together, it makes a kind of sense.

Even more awsomely, each historical figure's face is tagged with an alt-text pop-up of their name (in case you forgot what Charles De Gaulle looks like), and when you click on the face, it takes you to that person's Wikipedia page.

This is the perfect interactive painting for history wonks who love to get lost in Wikipedia or, like my boyfriend, will stoop to using it to settle arguments. Click here to see the painting in all its linky glory.

Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante via Urlesque

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