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Cone sisters apartment virtual recreation
May 4, 2003 8:43 PM   Subscribe

Half-Life meets Matisse in a virtual reconstruction of the apartment of Etta and Claribel Cone. During the first three decades of the twentieth century, the sisters amassed one of America's foremost collections of modern art. Today, many of the pieces can be viewed in the Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art. As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the museum's acquisition of the collection, the Imaging Research Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County designed a digital walkthrough of their apartment so that visitors could see the art in its original context.
posted by Aaaugh! (5 comments total)

 
Loved the corridor - got to work out a way to make QuickTime slower.

A perfect post, Aaaugh - thank you kindly.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:15 PM on May 4, 2003


I second the "perfect post" sentiment - fascinating stuff indeed. thanks Aaaugh!

Of course, Matisse and Picasso are my two favorite artists, so naturally I would love this. I am just swooning at the thought of owning 500 Matisses. The recreation of the home so that the art can be seen in situ is brilliant.

Here's a link to jfuller's recent thread on the rivalry between Picasso and Matisse - anyone who has enjoyed these links might enjoy revisiting that thread too.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:56 PM on May 4, 2003


Wow, they sure kept the place clean.

*looks around at squalid hovel*

*goes off to clean*
posted by boredomjockey at 10:40 PM on May 4, 2003


Wow. Wish I had even one Matisse painting, let alone 500!

Thanks, Aaaugh (that's way too much fun to type!).
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:34 AM on May 5, 2003


So wonderful! It's rare that you get to see pieces in the collector's native habitat...thanks for the post, Aaaugh.
posted by ariana at 11:36 AM on May 5, 2003


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