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3D holographic portraits: presence and absence
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Paper Abstract

Authors writing about the portrait insist on the status of extending the model image portrayed beyond the absence and even death. The portrait also has this ability and suggests immortality. The picture suspends the time, making the absent present. The portrait has been, over time, one of the themes mostly used in art. No wonder that in holography it is an important subject as well. The face is a body area of privileged communication and expression. It expresses emotions through looks, smiles, movements and expressions. Being Holography, so far, the recording technology that represents the object most similar to the original, with the same parallax, we may fall into a mimetic representation of reality. On Art Holography even by following paths already traversed, the resulting holograms are always different because of the unique concept that each artist-holographer puts into his work. As with any other artistic technology, each artist uses the medium differently and with different results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7957, Practical Holography XXV: Materials and Applications, 79570E (7 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876395
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Rosa Maria Oliveria, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
Luís Miguel Bernardo, Univ. of Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7957:
Practical Holography XXV: Materials and Applications
Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Editor(s)

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