Boxwood carvings went into fashion between the 1500s and the 1530s in Netherlands. They contain intricate carvings of religious events and figures that Catholics could carry around with them wherever they go. However, when the Reformation began, these tiny works of art quickly went out of fashion.
There are only 135 known miniature boxwood carvings and researchers are eager to study them all. However, in order to preserve the carvings, researchers must use micro-CT scanning and Advanced 3D Analysis Software to see the inner layers and hidden details of these carvings.
These boxwood carvings can fit an entire story in the palm of your hand! This one depicts the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Magi.
The details of these boxwood carvings are so fine and delicate that researchers have taken great care to ensure they don't damage the artwork.
Many of the details in these carvings are invisible to the naked eye, thus researchers turn to micro-CT scanning and Advanced 3D Analysis Software.
Just imagine the painstaking effort artists had to exert just to create the carvings in one of the beads for this Decade Rosary!
Some of these carvings even have hidden mechanisms that only an x-ray can detect.
However, we still have a lot to learn about these boxwood carvings…
With details too tiny to see…
And parts of the carvings concealed behind traces of gold decoration that prevent x-rays from penetrating.
These carvings were available only to the religious elite as very few artists would have had the skill and the patience to work on such tiny works of art.
While some boxwood carvings may be lost to history, the ones researchers have found give us an insightful view of religious artifacts that were popular during their time.
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Read the captions and try not to cry.
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A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.
Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her passing.
“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”
Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.
“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.
“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”
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Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!...