Re: Resistance to uploading

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Wed Jan 18 2006 - 22:06:03 MST

--- Olie L <> wrote:

> Example: Great works of art have value that extend beyond
> representations of
> the images. An original Van Gogh painting is more valuable than a
> print.
> Admittedly, the bulk of the value is in the image, and prints of Van
> Gogh
> paintings are still great to hang on your wall, but can you imagine
> explaining to the National Gallery of Art that you want to destroy a
> Van
> Gogh in order to convert it to digital?

Van Gogh is, unfortunately, a poor example. :) His paintings have
paint so thick that they're practically three-dimensional, and they
reflect light, particularly as you move in front of them, in a way that
can't yet be reproduced in a print or photo.

- Phil

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