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From: Jim Charter
Subject: Architecture...Pozzo
Date: 11 Jun 2003 13:35:21
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A "fata morgana" is a mirage that looks like a castle.

Here a simple idea creates a rich effect.

The eye restlessly moves between the architectural model
and the mirage trying to confirm their relationship.
The model is cutaway, the mirage is cropped, throwing
the viewer into an endless cycle of comparisons between
the two. Mediating between these architectural fragments
is a tall window and its casing. The simple marble
texture and detailing are enough to induce the ennui of
a warm afternoon. This picture is a wonderful meditation
on the meaning of architecture, as artifice, as desire,
as history, as popular concept...  But it goes further.

Exploring the notion of a model and the mental image
that it might conjure, it binds at once the processes
of architecture, raytracing, and perception itself.
We are shown the tension between design and effect,
model and concept, synthesis and mimesis, or what we
know vs what we see.

The fascinating text which accompanies the picture
demonstrates a deep familiarity with the topic.  But
with it something was lost: the compelling enigma
created within the image alone.

-Jim


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From: Shay
Subject: Re: Architecture...Pozzo
Date: 11 Jun 2003 16:49:31
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"Jim Charter" <jrc### [at] aolcom> wrote in message
news:3ee76859@news.povray.org...

| the compelling enigma
| created within the image alone.
|

Wow, Jim, an image this round on which we actaully agree. lol

Your description of the image as enigmatic made me go back for a second
look. The odd thing about this one is that although there are few
references to any specific meaning in this image, I enjoyed just looking
at this simple scene without giving any though at all to a meaning.

I think that we both agree that this image is much better for not having
been crapped out with a bunch of visual forced-feeding. The lack of
modeling tools, diagrams, any apparent dating of the model in realtion
to the building outside, or any clues to the identity of the model's
owner contribute to the quality we both recognized, you as enigma, I as
only purity.

 -Shay


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From: gonzo
Subject: Re: Architecture...Pozzo
Date: 11 Jun 2003 20:00:02
Message: <web.3ee7c17681ba3edfa0c272b50@news.povray.org>
Jim Charter wrote:
>A "fata morgana" is a mirage that looks like a castle.
>
>Here a simple idea creates a rich effect.
>
>The eye restlessly moves between the architectural model
>and the mirage trying to confirm their relationship.
>The model is cutaway, the mirage is cropped, throwing
>the viewer into an endless cycle of comparisons between
>the two. Mediating between these architectural fragments
>is a tall window and its casing. The simple marble
>texture and detailing are enough to induce the ennui of
>a warm afternoon. This picture is a wonderful meditation
>on the meaning of architecture, as artifice, as desire,
>as history, as popular concept...  But it goes further.
>
>Exploring the notion of a model and the mental image
>that it might conjure, it binds at once the processes
>of architecture, raytracing, and perception itself.
>We are shown the tension between design and effect,
>model and concept, synthesis and mimesis, or what we
>know vs what we see.
>
>The fascinating text which accompanies the picture
>demonstrates a deep familiarity with the topic.  But
>with it something was lost: the compelling enigma
>created within the image alone.
>
>-Jim

Ummm, yeah.. I was going to say that!

I liked this one, good image, and I liked the concept, showing both the
structure and the development of it.

RG


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