Thursday, May 1, 2014

Across The Divide

Here's a fun shot I took of an exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art last year.  I guess I should've gotten the artist's name as well as the name of the piece, but alas...

UPDATE 5-1-14: I just received a tweet from the Blanton Museum of Art with more info on this piece.. Here's the info from their site:

"Artist: Peter Rostovsky
Piece: Epiphany Model 5:  Expedition♦
          21st century
          132 cm x 182.8 cm (51 15/16 in. x 71 15/16 in.)

Comments: The tiny mountaineers take in a breathtaking view that is, in fact, a flat, generalized representation of grandeur. Removed from the painted wilderness by the tangible space that we as viewers also occupy, these meticulously rendered sculptural figures are our scouts, our stand-ins. Rostovsky has countered the sublime meditations of nineteenth-century Romanticism with the artifice of Internet-derived photographs, model replicas, and a hyper-realistic attention to expedition details. He comments on our inability today to experience and comprehend the natural world without some form of mediation—and perhaps the inability of art, painting in particular, to any longer support utopian ideals."

You can click here to see the piece as intended.

Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16-35mm f4 VR
Focal Length - 32mm
Aperture - f6
Exposure - 1/20
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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