The present series pays tribute to Jan Van Eyck’s The Amolfini Marriage. The Almolfini Marriage is largely acclaimed for Van Eyck’s ability to create realistic portrayal of reality, especially evident in the mirror reflection. Today, through software, we can easily create a more realistic portrayal through mathematical simulation of lights as well as physics and easily do what was once technically challenging.
Is there still value in the mimetic art when the technical challenge has been abstracted and detached? Granted, there is value in the developers and associated algorithm that makes this possible, but does that come to the surface, and should the value be attributed then to the artist?