How would artists of centuries ago have used modern technology? The Fine Art Society is showing recent work by Rob and Nick Carter, working with creative studio MPC, where masterpieces of art are brought into the digital age. Van Gogh’s sunflowers have been recreated as the most delicate and intricate bronze sculpture using 3D printing technology; a pair of still life paintings by Justus Juncker have insects flying from one picture across to the other; ‘Dead Frog with Flies’ by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger becomes a real life illustration of death and decomposition; Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus sleeps far too long all through the day from dawn to dusk. These and other works are mesmerizing and fascinating for the viewer.
The exhibition are accompanied by other works using photography and neon, but these recreations of the masters are the most fascinating. Just think what other artists such as Damien Hurst could do with this technology.