Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #3

  1. These incredible still lifes by Dutch artist Lorena Kloosterboer. The detail and contrast of colour with the bird is just stunning.
A photorealistic paining depicts a brown sparrow sitting on the lip of a stack of brightly painted blue bowls.
Tempus ad Requiem XLVII by Lorena Kloosterboer

2. This nearly intact Roman mosaic that was discovered in Syria. The time it must have taken to assemble all those pieces.

A roman mosaic depicts several figures along with descriptive roman text. But I don't know what it says because I can't read Latin.
Reuters via BBC

3. The European hamster–who knew there were hamsters in Europe? Sadly these little animals are endangered (but still adorable).

A brown and white hamster sits up on its hind legs, increasing its cuteness quotient by at least 100%.