Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Guernica redux

Picasso's 1937 Guernica, which depicts the bombing of a small town during the Spanish Civil War, affirms that despite our technological advances, little has changed over the last seven decades.

People eat, sleep, copulate, procreate, defecate, hate, love, create, murder and grieve now just as they did then; but I wonder what Pablo would say about this three dimensional computer generated interpretation of his work:

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think he said everything he needed to say with the piece.

RJ

Once Known as The Badger said...

I might note that a computer didn't "generate" this. A real person had to create this piece by piece and then add the lighting and the fly through. Sure, it was done on a computer, but believe me, it isn't easy. To see such a work in 3D makes for an interesting study. One would be fortunate to be able to study the original, right there on the wall in front of you; something only a rare few might be able to do.

Hiding Myself From Me said...

I have never seen this before. I love it ! Can't wait to show my work. Thanx Erin.

Erin O'Brien said...

I did realize that Badger, and that a great deal of work went into the creation of the vid. Sorry for the my wording was misleading.

I was fascinated by this and by the fact that our advanced technology has made this sort of interpretation possible--that was the subtle irony I was hinting at.

Kirk Jusko said...

Not really Picasso's Guernico, but rather a comment or interpretation of the famed painting. An interesting, very clever commentary, well worth seeing, but we can't know for sure whether Picasso, had he had access to a 21st century computer, would have done it quite this way. Remember, Picasso turned tradional perspective on its' head. He may very well have regarded this as being somewhat conservative (small c).

standing on my head said...

this painting has always touched me deeply, and the addition of manuel de falla's piece added another sensory touch. i don't think the computer action added anything, nor did it detract.

Entrepreneur Chick said...

The mother and infant is especially poignant and heartbreaking- as one can easily imagine that in real life.

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VanceMac said...

This has nothing to do with Picasso but I just wanted you to know that I would stalk you if you weren't so far away and stalking wasn't so time consuming. Then again, it might have something to do with Picasso.