Pictures of Pictures

I agree with Roberta Smith’s opinions on the usage of cameras in relation to art. Nowadays the technology is so much more advanced than it was back when most of the art pieces were made. For example, someone goes to an art museum and takes pictures of the art using their phone or camera because it is more convenient for sharing the experience with someone than to take them to the museum or buy a copy of that piece of art. Back then you would need to either have the artist make another copy of the piece of art or take another photo using the same process it takes to make a daguerreotype. I think that taking pictures of pictures is a simpler way of recapturing the image a painting or even an old statue without having to create another one. It makes it a lot easier to share an re-experience what you may have seen in places that you might not visit very often.

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