The Droste effect

See the Creative Cow tutorial on  a  free After Effects / Photoshop plug in replicating the Droste effect. Preformationism Prompted by the availability of the first microscopes in the 17th century, a theory arose that either the egg or sperm, until then unseen, contained a miniature human. This human, (or animal or plant as the caseContinue reading “The Droste effect”

Camera-like chinese rubbing technique

A highly skilled, time consuming technique for recording ancient bronzes was developed in China in the mid 19th Century. The method was a way of cataloging these three dimensional objects, but became an artform in itself. The ornate bronze vessels were possessions of the ancient aristocracy, used for everyday life and rituals,  and often discovered inContinue reading “Camera-like chinese rubbing technique”