Princeton University Art Museum Interactives
Exploring an American Portrait
The symbolism in a colonial American portrait is explained as Web visitors explore the details of a John Singleton Copley painting.
This Web site explores the ways portrait paintings reveal the people they represent. As visitors journey through a series of questions, they use their cursor to find hidden hot spots in a prominent painting from the museum’s collection, uncovering the symbolism and artistic devices Copley used.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Honorable Mention, Art, 2006
These interactive features let visitors explore the symbolism and process of the works of art around them. We particularly enjoyed the ones that walked us through the process of making ceramic and bronze vessels. To make a ceramic vessel we threw the clay, painted and glazed, and then finally fired it. After breaking several we learned the basics of how to work with clay.
- Jeremy Clark
- JD Hooge
- Matt Arnold, Thomas Wester, David Knape
- 3-D Visualization
- Matt Arnold
- Motion Designer & Illustrator
- Martin Linde
- Quality Assurance
- Marti Johnson
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