Descent into black

“You can have any colour as long as it is black…”

Henry Ford

The photo above looks like a 2D floor painting. It is however a hole nearly 3 metres deep. Entitled Descent into limbo, it is an artwork by Anish Kapoor and located in the Serralves Museum, Portugal. A recent visitor walked straight into the hole and was hospitalised with injuries. Why? The artwork has been sprayed with Vantablack, a carbon nanotube paint, capable of absorbing 99.96% of reflected light. It causes objects to lose all 3D perspective. Kapoor is a controversial character, as he owns the exclusive rights to be the only artist who can paint with Vantablack. #watchyourstep #letsmakelemonade

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