Friday, April 12, 2013

Images of the Day 4/12/2013

Unstoppable (Scott, USA, 2010)
Climates (Ceylan, Turkey, 2006)

"A painter working with tempera could modify and re-work the image, but the process was quite painstaking and slow. Medieval and early Renaissance masters would spend up to six months on a painting a few inches tall. The switch to oils greatly liberated painters by allowing them to quickly create much larger compositions (think, for instance, of the works by Veronese and Tician) as well as to modify them as long as necessary. This change in painting technology led the Renaissance painters to create new kinds of compositions, new pictorial space and even narratives. Similarly, by allowing a filmmaker to treat a film image as an oil painting, digital technology redefines what can be done with cinema."
—Lev Manovich, The Language of New Media, 2001

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