3D printed replicas of MET masterpieces 3D printed replicas of MET masterpieces
jun 14, 2012

3D printed replicas of MET masterpieces

three dimensionally printed remixes of masterpieces, commissioned by the metropolitan museum of art (MET) top:’reclining naiad’, by antonio canova, 1819–24 bottom left and right: digital map of the sculptural work provided by the MET; 3d replication of ‘reclining niad’ by bradpokey

the metropolitan museum of art (MET) has made available to the makerbot community the massive sculptural collection housed within their walls to be documented in a user-driven digital database. this storage of information would house the virtual maps necessary to develop three-dimensionally printed recreations of the gallery space’s treasured classic artworks. the group participating in the compilation of the digitized building plan library has posted thirty-four sculptures to the growing database on thingiverse. through the use of 123D catching software and with the assistance of ‘the replicator’ 3D printer, the group of hackers have started their thorough documentation of the MET’s artstore. 

‘indian girl, or the dawn of christianity’ by erastus dow palmer image © the MET

a digital map of the ‘indian girl’ provided to the public for three dimensional printing

a finished print of palmer’s sculpture by adam1mc

left:’marsyas’ by balthasar permoser, 1680-85 right: ‘marsyas’ replication by jon monaghan 

top: (left) ‘leda and the swan’ by jacques sarazin, 1640–50; (right) ‘marsyas’ by balthasar permoser, 1680-85 bottom: (left) digital map created by the artist of his compilation; (right) finished remix of ‘marsyas’ and ‘leda and the swan’ by jon monaghan

a virtual visualization of monaghan’s classical sculpture remix

detailed perspective of ‘marsyas’ and ‘leda and the swan’ in digital pre-production

top: (left) ‘marsyas’ by balthasar permoser, 1680-85; (right) ‘luisa deti’ by ippolito buzio, 1604   bottom: finished remix of ‘marsyas’ and ‘luisa deti’ by jon monaghan

via thingiverse / the creators project

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