GLAMi nomination: Graphic Masters In-Gallery Animation

nominated by: Stephanie Fink, Seattle Art Museum, USA
institution: Seattle Art Museum
category: Exhibition Media or Experience

For submission,

In-gallery animation projection for the exhibition, Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb at the Seattle Art Museum. Thu Jun 9 – Sun Aug 28 2016.

This animation took image snippets from works in the show and assembled them all together in a virtual world, which was exhibited as an additional work in the exhibition. This piece was projected at the entrance to the exhibition and served as an anchor to the works in the exhibition, allowing the user the connect the dots as they recognized elements in the artworks from the animation.

Here is a timelapse of the work in action:

About the exhibition:
Representative pieces by six important artists—whose work spans the last 500 years—feature in Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb, a groundbreaking exhibition for SAM. Our first-ever major show devoted to the graphic arts (two-dimensional works relying on line as a way to create visual impressions) displays a variety of print types, including woodblock, engraving, etching, and aquatint, as well as pen and ink drawings. More than 400 artworks will introduce visitors to revered historical artists, while connecting their work to the innovations of modernism and today’s thriving culture of graphic novels and comics.

Animation by: Stephanie Fink, Digital Designer for the Seattle Art Museum.