|Botticelli's Birth of Venus|
|Robert Silvers' Birth of Venus|
On the landing of the stairwell between each floor, you would find a smallish photo of a piece of 'classic' art.
Occupying the rest of the space was a much larger piece of modern art 'in dialogue' with that classic.
For example, Botticelli's famous Birth of Venus was set along side a work of the same name by Robert Silvers.
|Silvers - close up detail|
But when you look a closer look at Silvers' version, you could see that the piece was completely made up of smaller famous images of art...almost like 'pointilism', but with small computer generated images. (he is the inventor of photomosaic process). Stunning. Anyways, there was something interesting to look at on each of the 12 levels in all 4 of the main staircases... like hanging out in an edgy art gallery with a good tour guide.
|Duncan on the Flowrider|
|towel bunny lying in wait...|
More posts on the cruise to follow.