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  Re: "The Uncanny Valley" in landscapes!  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 14 Aug 2008 06:11:27
Message: <48a404cf$1@news.povray.org>
Interesting notion.

I am currently reading Darwin's Daugther. There is a description of how 
people reacted in the 1830's to their confrontation with the first living 
chimps and orangs at the London Zoo. Same reaction: repulsion, because they 
were so unconfortably like humans.

I think like you that - and within certain limits - the same reaction can be 
expected with hyperrealistic stills or animations. For instance, the 
hyperrealistic and photorealistic periods in painting a couple of decennia 
ago produced some interesting works, but many - in my view - did not add 
anything new or thrilling, except for a technical achievement.. Works of art 
should grip you and that is not only through technical achievement, 
especially if technical achievement becomes the principal issue of the work.

So, it boils down for me to a balance to be found each and every time 
between techniques and artistic qualities, whatever those may be, by the 
way. But that is a totally different discussion.


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