This is my last entry from the Pageant of the Masters.  I wanted to copy just a little of this famous painting because it was the signature piece for the pageant – on the programs, etc.  At one point in the program they told the whole story of bringing this painting to life.  First, with video they showed the actors getting their initial call.  Then you see them getting in makeup and costumes, and still on video, climbing the stage stairs.  Then, the video stops and with the stage lights dimmed you see them actually enter the stage and get into position.  Several backdrops slide into place and when the lights come on, they are frozen and the painting is there before you in 3D! – absolutely amazing. Oh, and yes, it WAS a bit challenging to copy this painting.  Fun though too.  You always learn a lot when you copy the Masters. :>)

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    Such a cool concept and how fun to see it in person! It makes me think of Alexa Meade’s “living paintings”…. I have a video of them on my TKA facebook page right now. She paints on live models and puts them in a painted backdrop, so it all looks like a single painting.

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