Roy Lewis has sent two marvelous illustrations, below, that remind me of my post on the “Hyperphotography of Jean-François Rauzier,” in particular his “Versailles,” above, which I used to illustrate a number of posts a year or so ago. When I first saw a smaller version of “Versailles” I thought it was a field of wheat. Feel free, indeed feel empowered by the link offered for free on this blog, to visit the website of Jean-François Rauzier.
The use of multiple imagery replicating a single masterpiece of architecture, variously manipulated, creates a scene that performs a happy jujitsu move upon the mind’s eye. You are not at first sure what it is or whether it is real. The artist/photographer has staged a coup, two of them below, one of which adumbrates a famous Stalinist building, Moscow State University. The other is a play upon the Bolshoi Ballet.
The illustrations below, plus a third that may be seen at the following link, are being widely used as ads for the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, in Moscow. The ad campaign is by the global advertising firm of Saachi & Saachi. The artist, it seems, remains anonymous. Maybe it is J.-F. Rauzier!