Smithsonian Writer Challenges Emphasis on Digital Reproduction and Conservation Techniques

August 24th, 2016

An article in the Smithsonian notes the increased inclination towards the recreation or replication of famed works, galleries or exhibition spaces, as well as the use of digital restoration techniques, and questions how these new modes of experiencing art shapes the viewer’s experience.  “If this happens too often, with simulacra so much more convenient to experience, the real version can slump into disrepair and eventually become abandoned,” writer Noah Charney laments.  “Then we may be left with the body, but risk the loss of the most important thing to those who truly know and love art and history: the soul.” 

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