Saturday, September 22, 2012
Photo of the Week: Washington Crossing the Internet
Sony RX100, 1/50sec at f3.2, ISO200. Copyright Andy Marfia 2012 All Rights Reserved.
This week's photo is a reinterpretation for the digital age of Roy Lichtenstein's "George Washington" which itself was a reinterpretation of a portrait done by Gilbert Stuart. I took this while meandering through the Chicago Art Institute's superb Roy Lichtenstein retrospective, which ended on September 3rd. The title is a play on the famous painting: "Washington Crossing the Delaware". I couldn't resist.
A bit of advice about taking photos in museums: leave the clunky DSLR at home. A camera phone or compact camera is a better option, as it will draw less attention from other patrons and museum security as well. It's also nice when walking through quiet rooms to have a camera with no shutter sound.
For more Art Institute photos, check out my Art Institute set on flickr.