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|7th February 2008, 15:22||#1|
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Unbelievable painting about JRD
i have searched but could not find any thread on this.
i got this one in mail. thought of sharing with all of you
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Location: Tata Museum, Jamshedpur.
In the first pic, you can see a painting. This was a gift to JRD Tata on his Birthday by a street artist. Nobody was able to understand his art. Unfortunately, only the painting was given to JRD and the artist had promised to reveal the secret shortly . However, JRD was no more when the secret was actually revealed.
Here's the secret revealed. When you place a steel rod at the circle in the first pic you saw, you will see the image of the JRD Tata as a reflection on the steel rod as seen in the second pic below. Isn't it incredible!!
Makes Me Wonder…
What was the artist doing on the streets of India????
|7th February 2008, 16:00||#3|
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its an old news,,, read in magzine ,, around 8-9 years back, it was gifted by an artist to make a guesture towards a mighty steel tycoon. but it felt good to rewatch the pics. thank you for posting this topic.
|7th February 2008, 16:10||#4|
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Can't this be done as a trace?
Take a glass cylinder of the same size as the steel pipe. Paint the image you like. Place the cylinder on a sheet of A2 paper, and then light the cylinder from inside using a tubelight, it will project the image on to the paper. Paint away along the projected image.
I am just guessing, not sure it is possible.
|7th February 2008, 16:28||#5|
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I think the artist kept the pipe in front of him and then make the picture by seeing it on the pipe.
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The links explain it out:
Anamorphosis, Perspective Box, Anamorphic Cylinder and Conical Mirror Art by Trompe l'Oeil Artist
Cylinder Mirror Optical Illusion - Mighty Optical Illusions
Art of Anamorphosis
key words to use when googling
portrait cylinder anamorphosis
Last edited by bblost : 7th February 2008 at 17:19.
|8th February 2008, 11:52||#7|
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Ah yes... this painting I remeber well. It is located in the Center For Excellence Archives (erstwhile Russi Modi Center for Excellence). IIRC, this paitning was gifted to JRD in the mid 90's - Tata Steel used to have a painting exhibition every year where they would invite top artists from through out the country for a week - 10 days and they would create portraits and scupltures based on the Steel and You Motif. If you have a chance to be in Jamshedpur, a visit is highly recommended - you see some great art at the archives. The sculptures are outstanding as all have bene created from Steel Scrap that Tata's provided.
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