Saturday, May 01, 2010

Standing on the shoulders of giants

When art is in the public domain, it is legal to quote it. It is legal to take it as a start and morph it into something else.

stick figure nachtwacht by ~fracyle

I was actually looking for the "Nachtwacht" on a tin can when I found this. The point that I wanted to make is that many well known pictures can be found in all kinds of odd places.

The Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum
Wherever you find it, it is a great picture but the impact of seeing the original is quite different. You think you know these masterpieces but the original is so different. Different enough to go and visit and experience it for yourself.
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