Beauty of the most deadly viruses

Beauty of the most deadly viruses

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Viruses such as HIV, H1N1 or SARS Corona are usually depicted as ugly and scary organisms. However, an artistes named Luke Jerram managed to illustrate the beauty of the most deadly viruses. Jerram has an argument regarding the way how viruses are usually illustrated  with colors to make them more scary. In reality and under the microscope there is no colors and it is all white and black. Viruses are so small (10-300 nano-meters long) which means  smaller than a wave of visible light. He has used blown glass to render the shape of the viruses but being blown up in size, he had to exaggerate some details to make them more distinctive. This is a pure artistic work but Jeraam did consult a virologist in the designs. This might indicate there is a degree of accuracy in these rendered glass.

EV.71 — HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE

SWINE FLU

PAPILLOMA

HIV

MALARIA

E. COLI

EBOLA

SWINE FLU

T4 BACTERIOPHAGE

SARS CORONA

HIV (2011)

ADENOVIRUS

Source: The New York Times

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