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    "Art to conceal art": natural history museum dioramas

    Site by American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Includes videos and 360 quicktimes of the diorama exhibition.

    Page above has a link to an archival footage showing how an artist creates a scenic background on a curved wall canvas. Check out the giant stipple brush in action.

    NYTimes website's video feature (scroll down): There's a part in here where the reporter and exhibition host went inside a diorama.

    Pics from museum's site.
    "Art to conceal art": natural history museum dioramas

    "Art to conceal art": natural history museum dioramas

    "Art to conceal art": natural history museum dioramas
    Last edited by FlipMcgee; April 8th, 2006 at 09:01 PM.

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    Hmm, very interesting, thanks for the link! I probably would like getting into this sort of stuff as a hobby... all I need is some stuffed animals

    That's not a paintbrush, that's a shoe-buffer :o

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    This is an awesome book. I had been looking forward to this publication for a while.

    It gave me the tip to visit the museum with a set of binoculars, and I spent today doing just that. I've been to the place a hundred times and seeing all those paintings "close up" was a whole new expierence. It's just incredible what those guys put together.

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