Kaleidescope Challenge

The challenge is to create an image using the idea/tool of a Kaleidoscope

There are online tutorials to do this using mirrors - eg Digital Photography School

There are software tools to do this such as filters in Photoshop and video tutorials to guide you eg.

(Make A Kaleidoscope in Photoshop - YouTubewww.youtube.com › watch)

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Our photographic heritage:

Alvin Langdon Coburn first gained recognition for his portraits of British men of letters, but his lasting contribution to modern art was the "Vortograph,"(1916-17) the first intentionally abstract photograph. While working in London with Ezra Pound, Coburn attached to his lens three mirrors that fractured the camera image into a pattern of nonrepresentational planes, as does a kaleidoscope.


Working in the same time period his approach mirrored (sorry!) the approach of cubism (Cezanne, Picaso) . In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from a single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.

Images - first two paintings one by Picaso then Gleizes, secondly two photographs taken with three mirrors by Coburn, then an image created in photoshop.

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