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Scale a picture of a sculpture or painting down
to human proportions (perhaps adjustable), and
project it via a half-screen onto the mirror image
of a real person.
When standing in the right place, a museum
visitor can see his or her own image overlayed
with the artwork.
The visitor attempts
to match the pose and
expression of the artwork. Then take a photograph
of the person, in the pose of the artwork.
This is fun particularly with mass scenes and
twisty statues (e.g., the Laocoon groop), or when
showing photographs of many different people
trying to imitate the same piece of art.
||You would of course, need to make the necessary anatomical adjustments to the subject in order to fit the parameters of the art in question. I think that the Venus De Milo would be a big hit with disgruntled ex-boyfriends/husbands.
||Vitual Victoria's Secret store? "Honey, do I look fat in this teddy?"
||I've seen photos of this concept (less projection) in the art department where I went to college. I can't help but think it'd be an effective study technique for art history courses.
||I do this in my plays all the time. I'll take a painting and
have a scene when everyone is posed just like in the
painting. It's a great way to convey a sense of time period
subtlety. In Peer Gynt we used poses from "the rape of
..." god I can't remember but it was a painting set in a
Greek or Roman looking place with lots of people getting
raped, pretty visually famous, and considering what Peer
is like, if fit perfectly.
||I would really like to be featured in a Lowry pic (sp?)
||I've often had the feeling that I was actually in a jigsaw picture