Saturday, September 22, 2012

Photo of the Week: Washington Crossing the Internet

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.

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