June 30, 2007

Adding Another Dimension to Art

The juxtaposition of surreality and virtual reality is just one compelling reason to visit the Greek Isles Sculpture Garden on Troy this weekend. On display are three-dimensional reproductions of famous paintings brought to digital life by Second Life artist Ub Yifu. Yifu's recreation of Belgian surrealist painter Magritte's "Le Therapeute," for example, allows you and your imagination to get just a little bit closer to that mysterious cage at the center of the piece. Artful arrangements of both the two-dimensional original and Yifu's wholly creative 3-D representation of works by Picasso, Matisse, and others are showcased within the beautiful and tranquil sculpture garden. —Sunn Thunders

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