RN882 Transforming Still Life Painting
after Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Vase With Flowers in a Window, 1618
2009-12

3 hour looped film, frame and Apple Mac

23 x 28 x 5 in / 58 x 71 x 13 cm
edition of 12
+ 5 artists' proofs

A ground-breaking piece of digitally engineered film that takes as its subject a painting by the Dutch Golden Age master Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573–1621). Working with The Moving Picture Company the Carters directed an animated version of Bosschaert’s Vase With Flowers in a Window. Every aspect has been brought to life including each flower stem, insect and background scenery. The film lasts three hours and takes the painted scene from early morning darkness through to noon (where the film exactly resembles the original painting) into dusk and late night.

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