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Creating a 'Total Environment' for the 'Caligula' in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA)
Bernard Frischer, University of Virginia

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The Digital Sculpture Project: Caligula (Web Resource)
Title: The Digital Sculpture Project: Caligula
Author: Bernard Frischer
Abstract: The focus of this URL is the statue of Caligual now at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. The website overall is devoted to studying ways in which 3D digital technologies can be applied to the capture, representation and interpretation of sculpture from all periods and cultures. Up to now, 3D technologies have been used in fruitful ways to represent geometrically simple artifacts such as pottery or larger-scale structures such as buildings and entire cities. With some notable exceptions, sculpture has been neglected by digital humanists. The Digital Sculpture Project will fill this gap by focusing on the following issues: •3D data capture and documentation •Digital restoration •Digital tools for the processing and analysis of digitized sculpture, including colorization •Analysis of earlier forms of sculptural reproduction, particularly the cast.
Year: 2013
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Primary URL Description: Project website