The model and sketches above are from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris and show a section of the Paris Opera (Garnier) and proposals for the original ceiling in the auditorium, which is now covered by a 1964 painting by Marc Chagall.
A couple more dioramas from the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.
As before, the difference between viewing the single image and seeing them in 3D is illuminating. Although not as accomplished as the best work at the American Museum of Natural History, there are quite a few good dioramas in LA.
See the previous post for suggestions on how to view in stereo, or use the Jason Robbins method – which I tried yesterday and have to say works really well – of putting your nose right up to the divide between the two images and move back until the image is in focus.
In either method you will see three images – concentrate on the middle one.
A selection of throws and the set up for the first test throws of paint by two versions of Instrument Four. Immediately after this test I explored high-speed flash photography to capture the flying paint. Although similar, there are no parts carried over between these instruments and Instrument Five. The pot in the foreground of the final picture is white latex house paint. See also the splatter of the paint on the red background that flies beyond the picture plane.
Some wrapped mammal skeletons, protected while the University Museum in Oxford is re-arranged.
To view them in 3D, go cross eyed so the same distinct element from each image register with each other. If you have trouble resolving the image, tilt your head slightly from side to side to make sure the horizons match. When you have resolved the image try to relax to find the full depth of the image. If you are finding this difficult, click on the image and reduce it to a more manageable size.
A display at the Ashmolean in Oxford showing how a violin is made
Some more mathematical models form the Science Museum in Laondon
A collection of wooden mathematical models from the science museum in London, near neighbours of the Klein Bottles I posted a few days ago.
Usual process for resolving the stereo pairs (or check back a few posts for suggestions on how to do this).
A couple of sections of a Mini at the Science Museum in London.
An écorché horse in the studio in Leighton House, West London.