Jun 6, 2008


...with a resounding thud. Totally off topic, but not really since Steven has recently brought painters in his comments a few posts back.

When I was 13 my mother took me to Paris to visit her boyfriend who had been transferred by Kodak from Rochester to Lyon, France. I was very interested in art and painting at the time and asked to go to the Musée National Picasso Paris to view the largest collection of this artists work. It was there I first saw the 11ft. tall, 23ft. wide mural "Guernica". I fell in love with it and to this day it remains one of my all-time favorite paintings by any artist.

So how floored was I when I stumbled upon this absolutely stunning 3d rendering and journey into and around the painting! I noticed items and small details that I missed when I was 13 and since I haven't seen it this large since, it was a remarkable experience.

MUST SEE 3D: http://www.lena-gieseke.com/guernica/movie.html

It was created by art student Lena Gieseke from the University of Georgia (the state in the U.S. not the country). You can find more info on the project on her site. http://www.lena-gieseke.com/guernica

Fan of Picasso, this painting or not... it's a must see!


Andy Frazer said...


"Guernica" was the first wide aspect ratio artwork that I ever saw in my life. Since it made such an impression on you, I wonder if it had an influence on your attraction to the wide aspect ratio Cinescape format photographs?

Andy Frazer

Aaron said...

never thought of that Andy...I think it was too long ago though.

But perhaps I do have a subconscious love for all things wide format. I mean after all 95% of the time my head swivels left to right and captures panoramics.

Think about it. Everytime you stop at an intersection whether walking or driving you quickly and subconsciously create a panoramic in your head.

More so than vertical or square images anyway.

Andy Frazer said...


I agree. The reason that I've been shooting more in the wide aspect ratio over the past six months is that I've come to realize how it's more natural for people to visually scan a scene horizontally, as opposed to vertically (due to the both the natural motion of the neck and the eye muscles).

Andy Frazer