Studying chemistry and physic might not be up everyone's alley, but these wacky scientists from Russia are about to make even the biggest haters reconsider.
Gathered under the name ArtNauka, these individuals describe themselves as a "team of popular science enthusiasts" and usually create TV programs, interactive shows and perform at science festivals. But with the millennial generation increasingly choosing visual information over any other type, ArtNauka decided to step up their game as well.
Their latest project Superhero From Chemistry features 10 images of actual people turned into chemical elements and substances in order to preach their fascination with everything science-related. The best part? All effects seen in these photos are real! Andrew, the guy who plays Oil, even got burnt in the making...
All of the gold on the Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet thousands of years ago.
ArtNauka says the idea was born when they were discussing one of their shows for which they wanted to invite superheroes and re-create their superpowers using science. Ultimately, they decided to become the superheroes themselves.
The hardest part, unexpectedly, was finding makeup artists to create different looks. Nikolay Novoselov, CEO of ArtNauka, explained to Konbini:
"They don’t know what hydrogen is, they don’t know whether it’s hard or soft, what it is used for and how to show it visually using makeup. Among Moscow’s 20 best makeup artists we could only find 4 who we could work with."
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