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(Boing Boing)   Not unusual: man wonders if Vermeer might have "cheated" his photorealistic paintings. Unusual: spends years to conduct the experiment, even recreating the 17th century furniture in the room   ( boingboing.net) divider line
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2014-06-10 05:46:56 PM  
9 votes:
How did he get those dogs to play poker and sit still that long?
2014-06-10 07:14:12 PM  
4 votes:

peachpicker: The pointless "irregardless", though? That's a whole nother story...


I litterally could care less when people use "irregardless". For all intensive purposes it means the same as "regardless" -- a mute point per say.
2014-06-10 05:59:44 PM  
4 votes:

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!

/Rant over. Please proceed.


It's perfectly cromulent, I don't know what you're talking about.
2014-06-10 06:18:13 PM  
2 votes:

Gabrielmot: while this is cool... seriously cool...

I have a CSB.

I actually know an artist that can produce photo realistic paintings without any of these tricks in oil. -She's a friend's mother. She charges about $6000 a painting (at least that was the price years ago). -I've seen her reproduce a scene from memory without any references (pictures, etc.)

That being said, when she's working she *has* a picture she could reference if she wanted, but she told me she considered it cheating and admitted she had to look probably 2-3 times if she got sidetracked with something else while she was working.

She was an extreme introvert. The only reason I met her was that she overheard her son talking about me and she wanted to meet me. We went to lunch (without him and talked for hours - which seemed odd, but whatever). I guess the best way to describe the relationship was that of Sheldon and Leonard's mother (Big Band Theory), except that Leonard in this case was a law school student and an athlete that she didn't seem to have much in common with.

Anyway, it doesn't have to be a mystery or some fancy device. It's quite possible that this artist was just really good at reproducing real life in oil like my friend's mom.


oh come on, you left the best part out of the story.

/if you know what I mean
2014-06-10 05:53:35 PM  
2 votes:
I stopped reading when I read that the guy was sitting in a bathtub thinking about it.
2014-06-10 11:54:41 PM  
1 vote:

Bennie Crabtree: Corvus: drxym: It's an interesting and arduous project but surprisingly there are quite a noticeable number of differences between the original and the reproduction considering it was so painstaking - heads looking different ways, rug patterns different etc. Not sure if it was intentional or what.

I don't think that's the point. The point is if someone with no real painting skill could accomplish what was done then it is possible it was originally done that way.

If someone "figured it out" then they would have "developed the skill" which means neither Vermeer nor the researcher were somehow unskilled or cheating, as the article implies when it uses the word "cheating."


Damn that Michael Jordan for all his cheating "practice."
2014-06-10 09:27:52 PM  
1 vote:

Iamos: Iamos: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!

/Rant over. Please proceed.

Why not? It's a perfectly cromulent word.

Oh, I see now this has been covered.

HaHa.jpg at me.


mjjt: nmrsnr: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!

/Rant over. Please proceed.

It's perfectly cromulent, I don't know what you're talking about.

Ambitwistor: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

LOL It's too late!


I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation.
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/ok, Python & Blackadder references in the same thread, we're rolling now
2014-06-10 07:25:12 PM  
1 vote:

mllawso: peachpicker: The pointless "irregardless", though? That's a whole nother story...

I litterally could care less when people use "irregardless". For all intensive purposes it means the same as "regardless" -- a mute point per say.


*pours you a nice cold glass of chocolate milk*

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2014-06-10 06:26:12 PM  
1 vote:

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!

/Rant over. Please proceed.


Language is not carved in granite, it's fluid and constantly changing, new words come, old words go, it evolves. Any word that communicates effectively a portion of information is a real and useful word. Why is that something to freak out over and rant about?

The pointless "irregardless", though? That's a whole nother story...
2014-06-10 05:59:53 PM  
1 vote:

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: STOP IT WITH THE GODDAMN "EMBIGGEN" SHIAT ALREADY! IT'S NOT A REAL WORD!


It's a perfectly cromulent word.
2014-06-10 05:50:23 PM  
1 vote:

ArcadianRefugee: For instance, a typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm. Those are not hard and fast numbers; some people might see only within 392-698. Some 391-701, or 386-704 or whatever. Point is, [technically] some people can see colors that others cannot. Or hear sounds I cannot if their ears can detect sounds below 20 or above 17,000 Hz (my hearing sucks). Or supertasters, who can tell the difference between milk from grass-fed cattle and that from grain-fed cattle, or Coke from Pepsi.


I see from 10 to 2987.543 nm.

But only on 'shrooms.
2014-06-10 03:53:01 PM  
1 vote:
Pretty sure it's called "developed a technique" and not cheating.
 
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