Saturday, February 18, 2006

an odd take on exhibits

check this out

"Caravaggio: una mostra impossibile!" does not feature the actual paintings of the artist, known for his realistic and dramatic treatment of religious themes - and his rebellious, bad-boy lifestyle.

Instead, high-resolution digital photography has been used to create true-to-scale reproductions that are then backlit to mimic the artist's famous interplay between dark and light, known as "chiaroscuro."

while i think this is a great idea, i have a hard time with calling this an art exhibit....
I say great idea because of the powerful tool for exposure to art not normally seen, but it isn't the art thats been seen. Its sad to me how used to digital imagery we are getting.

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