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make art in an interactive artist studio

 

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ever wanted to see what an artist sees?

Studio Brancusi, Studio Man Ray and Studio Rosso are three interactive artists studios where museum visitors can create photographs, just like the artists did.

Brancusi, Man Ray and Medardo Rosso were all sculptors for whom photography was part of their art making. Brancusi created careful compositions of his sculptures, Man Ray made 'rayographs' with found objects and Medardo Rosso painted, scratched photos of his sculptures to show them in a new light.

To make visitors not just see, but feel what the artists were doing, three artists studios were created. The studios were a hit with visitors from young to old.

Brancusi created bronze, marble and wooden sculptures, which he assembled on geometric pedestals of his own making. His studio was a small forest of pedestals and sculptures, which he would move around, and (re)assemble to show how he thought they should be seen. He made various series of photographs of his sculptures, lit from different angles, creating spectacular shadow effects, and bringing out the shapes of the sculptures.

In Studio Brancusi visitors to the exhibition Framing Sculpture are invited to create their own photo series. The space recreates Brancusi's own studio, with a series of reproductions of his pedestals, Brancusi-esque sculptures, and even 'roof lights' that resemble the sunlight that entered the window in the roof of Brancusi's studio in Paris. 
Surrounded by large scale photographs of the studio itself, the visitor can for once, see, and feel what the artist was doing. 

I came to the exhibition for the Brancusi sculptures, and I saw the photographs, but didn’t really have any interest in them. But then I came here with my daughters, and they were moving the sculptures around, and lighting them from all these angles. And you see the effect of the shadows, and the light. Like here, at this photograph, Brancusi only lit the top of the sculpture, the rest is dark. And now I understand what’s going on”
— Visitor to the exhibition
 
 

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