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September 16th, 2011
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Poses: Romanticised rococco peasant girls













Megan M, Shell and Chiara at Dr Sketchy, Wellington.




Because ten minute long poses are an incredibly long time for a photographer, I did try my hand at this sketching business. The results are not terrible...

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From:fatfred
Date:September 16th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
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I wonder at the changes, if early artists had photography...?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 16th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I can think of three things

Perspective - artists may have got the hang of this sooner if photography had been around in the early Renaissance.

Rendering of distance from the viewer - depth of field is purely a photographic thing but we get so many cues from it now it seems natural. Look for it in movies - it's used so often to isolate the character we're supposed to be paying attention to, or to switch our attention from one character to another.

The acceleration of abstract and fantasy art. With a relatively quick, moderately easy way of producing documentary images of things as they are (more or less), painters may have to move out of this niche.
Instead they can do things the camera can't, painting things that as they aren't (Picasso), painting paintings that are not paintings of things (Mondrian, Pollock) or painting things that don't exist outside the artists' head (Dali).
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From:fatfred
Date:September 16th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
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I like your idea of the Abstract and Fantasy in art. I've always loved anamorphosis images.

They say that some painters may have used something akin to a pinhole camera even before the ability to print the images. I'd have to dig up where I read that.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:September 16th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
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ISTR something similar - using camera obscura and the like to project flat images to assist sketching. I couldn't come up with a reference at short notice though.
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From:fatfred
Date:September 16th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
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The obscura may be what I was thinking of. It's been a while since I read about it.
Was this it? http://www.essentialvermeer.com/camera_obscura/co_one.html

I wonder what Hieronymus Bosch would have done with a camera...
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