Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
Art comes to life
In Orange County there are few traditions as long-running as the Pageant of the Masters, a two-month-long display devoted to “living pictures” in which costumed actors pose as well-known works of art. Here’s why it’s worth a serious look.
And from living pictures we move to a picture that turns to life in this short from 1901, featuring one of the earliest instances of special effects.
The artist’s essence
Recent studies suggest that “art is seen as imbued with the person’s soul/essence,” which might explain why original artworks move us more than reproductions.