~ Figure of an Asian captive, perhaps from a piece of furniture.
Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside; 19th–20th Dynasty
Date: ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Place of origin: Egypt
Medium: Ivory, red and pink pigment, white ground.
Hey there! I saw your visual development art for Christine's room for Phantom, and I really enjoyed it! The butterfly touch really was superb. Only question is on the time period?The show is set about 1840's, and while most of the furniture is period, the whiplash curves you've given on the wood work(piece above the door, and the couch)is in high contrast with the period. While artistically it's gorgeous, the whipslah is very art nouveau and not seen really until 1804. Just a stickler for detail
Hi, my visdev project for Phantom of the Opera has a slight mix of different time of year but mainly stays in 1850~1900s. The reason behind this is partially because I had limited time and knowledge to do a more detailed research that sticks to the exact time period (usually studios get consulting/advising from experts) and partially because of aesthetic reasons. Art Nouveau style whiplash curves give great range to play within the design in terms of leading the eye path and framing and can easily be used as part of the classic ‘straight vs curve’ design element. I also had to look into artists that was slightly off the time period like Charles Dana Gibson for reference (early 1900 artist..who’s not even French) because I had hard time to find artworks that had the look and style I was going for around the similar time period. And the Opera house I designed is actually a mix of Hungarian, German and French Opera House (the color-palette being a complete homage of Opera Garnier). ‘Frozen’ is a really good example of how art direction had to have a mix of different time period and culture to pull out that ‘believable world’ look (VERY different from ‘realistic world’). In the end, I was trying to base off of what’s real and tried to create my own world out of it. Hope this answered your question on the time period!
This post is extra long to celebrate 7,000 followers!! You all make my life so much better and I couldn’t ask for anything better. Thank you. And, I am so excited to have the reader introduced to Dean and Sam! And remember, a pairing hasn’t been decided yet! ;) Enjoy!
The Gothic Wawel Castle in Kraków in Poland was built at the behest of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, and consists of a number of structures situated around the central courtyard.In the 14th century it was rebuilt by Jogaila and Jadwiga of Poland. Their reign saw the addition of the tower called the Hen’s Foot (Kurza Stopka) and the Danish Tower. The Jadwiga and Jogaila Chamber, in which the sword Szczerbiec, was used in coronation ceremonies, is exhibited today and is another remnant of this period. Other structures were developed on the hill during that time as well, in order to serve as quarters for the numerous clergy, royal clerks and craftsmen. Defensive walls and towers such as Jordanka, Lubranka, Sandomierska, Tęczyńska, Szlachecka, Złodziejska and Panieńska were erected in the same period.The Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Hill constitute the most historically and culturally important site in Poland. For centuries the residence of the kings of Poland and the symbol of Polish statehood, the Castle is now one of the country’s premier art museums. Established in 1930, the museum encompasses ten curatorial departments responsible for collections of paintings, including an important collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles, among them the Sigismund II Augustus tapestry collection, goldsmith’s work, arms and armor, ceramics, Meissen porcelain, and period furniture. The museum’s holdings in oriental art include the largest collection of Ottoman tents in Europe. With seven specialized conservation studios, the museum is also an important center for the conservation of works of art.
Here are a few shots from a final I completed for a Digiform Course I took last quarter. This is a required animation course at SCAD.
We had to model, texture, and light a room in Maya that belonged to a historical figure. We could use any form of research to put together a room, including documentaries, tv series, and video games.
I chose to reconstruct a room belonging to Rodrigo Borgia, or Pope Alexander VI. I combined library research for the time period architecture and furniture along with the showtime series The Borgias, and Assassin’s Creed renderings.
This was my first attempt modeling, lighting, and texturing. Although there are issues with textures, shadows, and lighting, I think this was a good first try. (-:
A marble table support depicting Leda resisting the advances of the swan. Attic workshop (Before 250 A.D)
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki has a great number of extremely elegant trapezophora like this one. They all borrow their themes from greek mythology. Although the romanticization of mythical themes has already begun from the late Classical period, in the Roman period we can say that the stories that had been at the core of the social and religious growth of greek communities, are now products of aesthetic consumption. This underlines the position of Greece as a provincial resort for the Roman elite, a sort of theme park in which culture becomes fantasy.
From picturesque ruins perched high on craggy cliffs to majestic castles set on the shores of some iconic lochs, the fascinating medieval structures of Scotland evoke not only the country’s stormy past, but also its beauty and romance, its spirit and unique identity.
Old Waco House by David Lilly Via Flickr: This is an old Victorian home in Waco, Texas built about the turn of the last century but being restored now. Inside are a number of period pieces of furniture sitting in rooms with 10’ high ceilings, wonderful old creaky stairs, etc. Many such houses are in various states of repair/dispair in the city of Waco.
Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor. The drink was created in the 1880s by Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas and first served around 1885.
Baylor University (Source of Baylor Medical School and of Women’s Basketball Championship fame) was founded in 1845 in Waco. The home shown above might have been a professors or administrators residence at one time.
Do you have any information about the ring that the Phantom wears in the ALW production? It appears to be gold and maybe onyx, perhaps a signet ring. Is there a story to this?
The story of the ring, or its look that is, has never been fully explained. In the novel it’s an important point, with Christine returning it to the Phantom’s lair after the Phantom’s death. It’s implied it’s because of this he’s later identified. But isn’t it a plain gold ring here?
In the replica stage version it’s usually a golden or silvery ring with a black stone of sorts (though some productions has gone for a totally different look, like the giant red gem they used in Copenhagen). It’s tempting to consider it a signet ring despite no obvious inprint surface, or something poor Erik inherited from his mother. In the novel it’s described he got some period furnitures from her, so why not a ring as well? Especially the original ring Michael Crawford wore, it was quite ornate and original.
Marcus Lovett did a great Q&A during his West End run. I loved the answer her gave re: the Phantom’s ring:
“My ring is Onyx in a silver setting. But the silver is fading, leaving what appears to be a less precious metal underneath. I like this because it implies that the ring has a sentimental, rather than monetary value. Maybe someone was actually nice to Erik a long time ago, and he wants to give Christine something important to him”. ( screencap here )
(as a side note, that ring is bought in a regular jewelry/accessory shop in London. I can’t remember the name of it right now. But it’s not an expensive piece, which is why the silver wears off. Though I like Lovett’s explanation more, I gotta admit!)