Friday, 30 July 2010

Minor Project: The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch

Having now slept on it, I've decided to definitely go with a transcription of Bosch's classic painting. Obviously doing the entire triptych is an almost impossible task, so I'm going to have to choose to recreate certain elements of it rather than the whole thing. Right now I'm slightly more interested in the right hand panel and the elements within that which is Bosch's depiction of hell though the buildings/objects in the other panels are extremely interesting to me, so I'm still undecided. The advantage of this project is that much of the initial design is already in place, my challenge will be bringing it into the world of cg. This means I get the full 15 weeks of the project working in Maya, which is definitely a nice luxury to have particularly with the challenges that this project offers.

3 comments:

tutorphil said...

Exciting!!! I'm thinking the middle panel is the one to go for - but, perhaps you should think about how the transcription begins - the triptych has a 'cover' painting of a silvery globe - could the audience 'arrive' at the world, and somehow pass through it into the centre panel? You need to conceive of this project as an 'attention to detail' mission - it needs to be absolutely exquisite, like a bespoke, hand-polished labour of love. But, as expressed before, there is so much movement implied here - for a start there's water effects and fountain-like structures; and all those squirming, sexed-up people - like white worms almost; if you want an insight into the painting from a symbolic point of view, Marina Warner writes about it:

http://www.marinawarner.com/index.php/publications/book/fantastic-metamorphoses-other-worlds-ways-of-telling-the-self/

Alan Postings said...

Please check out these links to see what I get up to during the summer...

http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/07/well-here-i-am-back-in-old-sunny.html
http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/07/alans-usa-trip-part-2-comic-con-2010.html
http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/07/alans-usa-trip-part-2-hollywood.html
http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/07/alans-usa-trip-part-4-siggraph.html
http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/07/alans-usa-trip-part-5-gnomon-tour.html

Thanks
Alan

J.J. said...

Hey Tom :)

this artist.. is really interesting.. I came to cross him in our commision project, where I was dealing with the life cycle of slime mold. in one of his works he depicted around 20 kinds of slime mold :D :D