Category Archives: The Synthetic Image research project

One week per month over the course of one year I work on the creation of a Digital Diorama of the Archangel Michael. This project serves as a vehicle for research into figurative image making before photography and how we might achieve similar effects with the computer (after, or at least without photography). To this end, the project is also accompanied by study of 3D modeling, texturing and realtime presentation.

The Synthetic Image

We have always felt a kinship with the Old Masters. Since we use computer technology in the modern age, our interest in such analog art forms, figurative presentation and often religious subject matter may strike as odd. But next to the practical similarity – we use the high technology of our time, just like the…

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