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Trajan's Column, V and A

Trajan’s Column, V and A

Part of the low relief helical frieze on the cast of Trajan’s column in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s plaster court.

 

See previous post for suggestions on how to view.

 

Adam and Eve, V and A

Adam and Eve, V and A

A detail from the plaster court at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The stereoscopic depth works very well so it is worth persevering with this one.

 

To view the 3D image go cross-eyed until one image registers exactly over the other. You will see three images, so concentrate on the middle one. When you have this, try to relax and the depth will improve.

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

Plaster cast of Schleswig Alter piece

These are fragments of a plaster cast of an Oak alter piece, now in Schleswig Cathedral, by Hans Br├╝ggermann, c 1514-1521, also in the plaster court at the Victoria and Albert Museum. While the oak carving is clearly very accomplished, the reason for posting these pictures is the attention to detail in setting the casting lines, where the various parts of the moulds meet. The lines mark out a topology of separation to avoid undercut and cast strange contours on the figures.

Freud Museum

Freud Museum

Freud Museum

Freud Museum

Freud Museum

Freud Museum

One of London’s hidden pleasures. The study in Freud’s house in Maresfield Gardens, NW3, is kept close to the condition when Freud died (open afternoons, Wednesday to Sunday)