As the second day of the annual music and art festival comes to a close, the photos from burners in Black Rock City are rolling in. Here’s a look at many of the best photos from Day 1 and Day 2 at Burning Man 2016, courtesy of talented festival-goers and photographers via Instagram.
Best Photos From Burning Man 2016
A New Renaissance
This year’s art theme is Da Vinci’s Workshop, inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the middle fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, when an historic convergence of inspired artistry, technical innovation and enlightened patronage launched Europe out of medievalism and into modernity.
above illustration by Andrew Johnstone
The story focuses on the republic of Florence, for it was there, in a city-state of about the same size and population as Black Rock City, that humanist ideals, a rediscovery of science, and funding from a newly moneyed class of entrepreneurs fueled a revolutionary cultural movement that redefined Western civilization.
Five centuries later, the Burning Man organization attempts to recreate this potent social alchemy by combining Burning Man art, maker culture and creative philanthropy to make Black Rock City the epicenter of a new renaissance. (Theme and text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum)
Learn more about the art installations, both the Honorarium installations and the Black Rock City installations at the 2016 Burning Man here