Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dutch masters paintings deconstructed

Michael Mapes recreates 17th century Dutch master paintings by assembling hundreds of small objects pinned to a board in a kind of holographic exploded view.

Some of the objects are photographic prints of the entire painting, which are attached to the backboard with insect pins, or set inside test tubes, bags, or gelatin capsules. The effect is a faux scientific presentation that deconstructs the big image into a mosaic of parts, while those parts are also entire in themselves.Via BoingBoing

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