The 3-D gallery is now open for visitors, featuring Smile and Ushabty of Menmet. This is a smaller gallery but be sure to see the detail views also.
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There’s now a fifth page for the studies & works in progress gallery. Most of these sketches and studies have never been shown publicly so it’s another interesting look into the ideas and how they take shape and change over time.
In the Works in Progress section there are a few pictures of studies for the painting Shunga Remix.
The studies & works in progress gallery is finally open. Through the studies you can see some of the creation process and ideas behind the artwork. There are over 300 studies, sketches, and reference studies so it’s taken a while to assemble this many photographs and there are still more coming. Each image in the studies gallery is also linked directly to and from each finished work so it should be easy to jump into the studies section from the rest of the web site.
The navigation is set up differently than the other galleries since there are so many thumbnails it didn’t make sense to show all of them at once. Please try it out and and let us know what you think.
Please take a look at the new pictures scattered throughout the galleries.
- in Japan: Subway
- dream symbol myth: The Striped Settee with two details
- from life: Fukiko in Grey, Checkerboard Room, and Three People
- verbalism: new pictures for Holy Cow with six details and но проблем
- Japan from afar: Mr. Moheji and Kinpa
This brings all the current galleries up to date so I’ll be working on some additional galleries now.
I finally finished the detail images and tooltip notes for Graffiti Girl. There are about 80 of them and a few have links to other related notes that you can try out.
That should wrap up all of the notes for now so I’ll be working on other things.
Here are some more new images to see:
- Yawn and Whoosh in the in Japan gallery.
- Grey Eyes and Eyes Over Egypt in the dot series gallery.
- Portrait Bust I: 2-D Sculpture in the dream symbol myth gallery.
- 10 new images in the from life gallery.
If you know Orr (my dad) you would know that he’s very interested in languages and speaks Japanese, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, and has studied others. Internet translation tools have gotten pretty good so I thought I would try one out. I installed a WordPress plugin called Google AJAX Translation and then spent a few days modifying it and fixing it up. Try it out and see what you think! (Hint: Try changing your browser’s preferred language too. See this page for instructions.)
Hi, this is Nick.
I figured out a nice way to show footnotes as tooltips as you mouse over the images. You can see the first ones on Assorted Elegant Beauties of the Present Age. If you’ve ever seen the other paintings in the Japan from afar gallery you probably saw accompanying diagrams with many footnotes explaining cultural references and all the Japanese text so I’ll be working on adding those soon. The tooltips are based on some examples from CSSplay.com. (As always, use Firefox 3+ or Safari 3+ for best results.)
From March 26th Orr is traveling to Japan to visit family for about three weeks and to China for 10 days so he may not be able to reply to email until the end of April.