The Geographer

June 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This photo

had me thinking that a series where I show a modern version of an old masterpiece would be a fun challenge.  

It was not until after taking this photo that I realized the similarities to Vermeer's 'The Geographer'. Centuries apart, and using vastly different tools two men work to map our planet. The sunlight coming in the window and the picture on the wall were happy coincidences that really correspond the Vermeer's 17th century work.  I don't have time now to work on any of the different series that I have been thinking about, so I opted to submit this photo to one of Jessica Drossin's contests.  Here is a link to her blog.  She has great textures and video tutorials. 

You can click here to see Vermeer's version of "The Geographer" painted in the 1600's.

 

 


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