Tuesday, February 26, 2008

l'art pour l'art


Okay. This is seriously fun. Thanks to this addictive program* from the National Gallery of Art, you can create your very own personal seventeenth century Dutch still life, playing with forms, perspective, shadow, and color, choosing elements copied from real paintings. Entertain yourself by listening to the sound of shattering pottery when you toss a virtual vase on the floor. When you've finished arranging the flowers, fruits, and other objects to your satisfaction, try the effects brush for a burnished, more abstract look. Then take a screenshot of your masterpiece and share it with the world.

The program requires shockwave and takes a while to load. Be patient. It's well worth the wait.


*Just one of many!

11 comments:

Karen said...

because I needed a new hobby! thanks!

slouching mom said...

that is supremely cool. and very timely, because my older son is home sick, and he's going to LOVE fooling around with it.

Pendullum said...

Very, very cool....

Ahuva Batya said...

This is a fabulous timewaster that still feels like it exercises my creative muse and is therefore, I don't even feel guilty about it!

Aurelia said...

Oooo very good for my kids to fool with!

Magpie said...

I can't wait to try this at home. I even have a half spent jar of tulips to shoot.

slouching mom said...

oh, but you're getting so good at it! don't stop yet!

Caro said...

Very cool.

christina(apronstrings) said...

i love the pics. so pretty. i'll have to play around with that tomorrow.

christina(apronstrings) said...

i love the pics. so pretty. i'll have to play around with that tomorrow.

painted maypole said...

looks fun!