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Roman Opalka was incredible. He spent a large part of his life writing numbers on canvases, from 1 to infinity. The last number he wrote before dying on August 6th, 2011 was more tha 5 500 000. The exact number was difficult to discover as Opalka wrote in increasingly lighter and lighter tones until he started painting white numbers on white canvases.

Opalka argued he was finding a way to conceptualize time, to reason what that thing really is that commands all of our lives.

 

Read more: http://www.economist.com/node/21526288

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