Van Gogh's Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted (updated)
Van Gogh's Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted, picture post.
Tilt-shift refers (here) to the popular method of artificially making a seeming very shallow depth-of-field in images, which gives the impression that the landscapes are very tiny, because you do get that effect when you photograph up very close. You can do it when photographing with large cameras which can tilt the lens. You can even do it in Photoshop to already existing photos. And to add insult to injury, even to paintings!
I feel a deep connection with ol' Vincent, so I'm not sure what to think of this, to be honest. :-)
This reinterpretation brought me into action: I thought about the original, I looked for it, and I now have a different view. That's great.
And here's something else that's great: Picasso's Guernica rendered in 3D.
Have you seen the original? I've stood in front of it and looked at it for a long time in Madrid's Reina Sofia museum. It's very, very impressive and watching this 3D rendering has only deepened my feelings for it.