Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Michelangelo's "Bob"
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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.

jutta, Nov 05 1999


       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.
osmosis, Aug 11 2000

       Vitual Victoria's Secret store? "Honey, do I look fat in this teddy?"
On-or-about, Oct 09 2000

       Yes...I mean No
thumbwax, Oct 09 2000

       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.
djymm, Mar 25 2001

       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.
futurebird, Jul 11 2001

       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
po, Sep 20 2001


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