This is an article on ARTnews. “Yesterday, an immaculate replica of Ambrosius Bosschaert’s Vase with Flowers in a Window(ca. 1618) appeared to come alive at the Frick Collection. Like a talking painting from Harry Potter, the flowers swayed with the wind and the daylight in the background grew brighter as time passed. Morning dew on the flowers evaporated. The water level in the vase slowly diminished. A snail in the lower-right corner of the composition emerged from his shell and leisurely inched his way out of the frame.”
I’m so happy to see this happen within the content of traditional artwork and still-lifes. I think its great because its a modern way of paying homage to our masters that essentially are the reasons we have any type of inspired imagery in this world at all.