Have You Seen This? Mesmerizing 4K paint swirls

Posted November 15, 2016

LYON, France — Artists know what resonates with their souls, but they don’t necessarily know what will resonate with others.

Vimeo user Thomas Blanchard probably didn’t know that experimenting with paint, oil and liquid soap would be video gold, but that’s pretty much what it has turned out to be for thousands of viewers.

“Kingdom of Colours” is one of several videos from Blanchard, which he describes as an “experimental, dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves.” In other words, the video is a visual, soul-soothing lullaby.

It’s easy to compare the 4K paint swirls in the video to nature, which certainly contributes to the video’s soothing effect. The paint strongly resembles aerial shots of flowing rivers and branching tributaries in super-saturated candy colors.

I admit that I found myself relaxing my shoulders and breathing a little easier as I watched. In fact, I’ve watched the video several times now to chase the ethereal wonder I felt on my first viewing. So take a deep breath, press play and use the next 2 minutes as a mini vacation from your cares.

To see similar videos from Blanchard, visit his website.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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