Main project plans and inspiration- RGB art / 3D red blue effects

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Carnovsky is a Milan based art and design duo comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla

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Carnovsky create and exhibit their unique style of art under different lighting colors and conditions revealing and hiding different aspects of their work. Layering different compositions with different tinted colors, making the magic happen when it interacts with the lighting and your perception. This art style uses some of the same basic principles used in ‘low tech’ 3D imaging (like the red and blue glasses) to achieve that desired effect. I am a fan of this type of art, and I think it has merit as a piece that can be appreciated in all lighting conditions. Unfortunately, I don’t have a selective light color picker for my lighting options where I might want to display a piece like this, which I feel like is a common barrier. Thus begins the technical plans of my project, creating a frame with LED lighting built in so that I can isolate different colors to get the full effect of this aesthetic. I am also going to generate my own art for the frame, but I think that I will only do the Red/Blue scale, because I feel like the Yellows in the Carnovsky pieces bleed into the effect of the Blue lighting, and do not show as well under green as compared to the others.

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  • Abigail Schefer
    March 21, 2023 8:17 pm

    This is a really cool idea! Do you already have the art piece planned out or inspiration you are pulling from?

  • Bodhin Peterson-Smart
    March 13, 2023 1:13 pm

    I think this project has a lot of potential and I am excited to see how it turns out. This aesthetic reminds me a lot of Andy Warhol and I think the idea of having different elements of artwork layered with different colors is really interesting. I am also curious if you will have changing light or if it will be static.

  • Palmer Dick-Montez
    March 12, 2023 8:10 pm

    This idea is really interesting and I can’t wait to see where it goes! How are you planning on changing the lighting? Will it be based on user input or on a timer? Also, are you planning on having a neutral white to highlight both of the images at the same time? I have seen art like this before, but not these specific pieces, they are quite interesting. What are your ideas for the pictures that you plan on having in your piece?

  • Lily Gabriel
    March 12, 2023 3:47 pm

    This is fascinating! I am so excited to see how this turns out, will this be a table piece or a wall hanging? And will it cycle through colors or does the observer change the colors?


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