r/droste_effect
January 30, 2019 2:55 PM   Subscribe

A Redditor posted a picture of their mother holding a painting. Someone else posted a picture of themselves holding a painting of the first picture...

A little recursion later, there is now an interactive diagram of the I painted... family tree, currently encompassing twenty four paintings over nine generations.
posted by zamboni (26 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
Now that's pretty great.
posted by Secretariat at 3:38 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


This is a summary comment about a the pretty great comment about a metafilter post about a reddit about a recursive painting.
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:51 PM on January 30 [12 favorites]


I AM DELIGHTED
posted by cortex at 3:52 PM on January 30 [9 favorites]


I AM DELIGHTED THAT CORTEX IS DELIGHTED

I’m also delighted for the post, actually.
posted by greermahoney at 4:35 PM on January 30 [10 favorites]


It's things like this that make me wish that Reddit would use its powers for good more often. This is just fun and kind of wonderful.
posted by Gray Duck at 4:36 PM on January 30 [14 favorites]


the tree already has non-unique paths and needs some github command jokes
posted by clew at 5:16 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


I saw this after taking a break from reading sad/horrible news on the NY Times website. What a lovely bright spot in our world today. It reminds me of how much capacity for joy and creativity we each contain.
posted by WaspEnterprises at 5:26 PM on January 30 [3 favorites]


reminds me of the early web.
posted by signal at 5:55 PM on January 30 [5 favorites]


I AM DELIGHTED THAT CORTEX IS DELIGHTED
I’m also delighted for the post, actually.
I am delighted by the fact that cortex and greermahoney are delighted by this delightful recursive post!
posted by limeonaire at 6:15 PM on January 30 [4 favorites]


It’s egrets all the way down.
posted by lhauser at 6:20 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


I AM DELIGHTED THAT CORTEX IS DELIGHTED
I’m also delighted for the post, actually.
I am delighted by the fact that cortex and greermahoney are delighted by this delightful recursive post!


Limeonaire always posts delightful comments but this one was particularly full of delight!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:34 PM on January 30 [8 favorites]


Quirky stuff like this really brings me back to the 90s when there was little else on the Web.
posted by ocschwar at 6:35 PM on January 30 [2 favorites]


 ------   🙂
 | 🐦 |  /|\🎨
 ------   /\
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 7:25 PM on January 30 [11 favorites]


I have no idea how a photo of me was in there.
posted by waving at 7:29 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


It’s egrets all the way down.

Better than regrets all the way down, which is my usual.
posted by greermahoney at 7:34 PM on January 30 [1 favorite]


I’m reminded of the Infinite Cat Project, which I’m pleased to see is still a thing.
posted by armeowda at 8:11 PM on January 30 [4 favorites]


I AM DELIGHTED THAT CORTEX IS DELIGHTED
I’m also delighted for the post, actually.
I am delighted by the fact that cortex and greermahoney are delighted by this delightful recursive post!

Limeonaire always posts delightful comments but this one was particularly full of delight!


I like that Dr.metafilter himself, Slarty Bartfast is delighted!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:17 PM on January 30 [3 favorites]


There seems to be a lamp thief targeting mefites.
posted by Literaryhero at 12:06 AM on January 31


This twitter link was easier for me to see all the pictures.
https://twitter.com/nick_kapur/status/1090723836209872897
posted by bongo_x at 12:07 AM on January 31 [2 favorites]


I am delighted that the "more inside..." link was entirely appropriate!
posted by pharm at 12:32 AM on January 31 [3 favorites]


Hmmm, Droste.... Man, now I want chocolate!!
posted by Pendragon at 12:37 AM on January 31




mise en abymeme
posted by mmmbacon at 8:32 AM on January 31 [1 favorite]


This just makes me happy.
posted by sarcasticah at 8:35 AM on January 31


This is absolutely delightful. I love seeing people make art for the sole purpose of entertaining random internet strangers and having a laugh. If only reddit were more of this and less... well... you know.
posted by bile and syntax at 8:38 AM on January 31 [4 favorites]


MetaFilter: I'm tempted to say these people have way too much time, but this is legit amazing.
posted by tonycpsu at 1:32 PM on February 1


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