3D Printed Zoetrope Merges Art History with the Technology of the Future

by on June 8, 2015
 

   Just when you thought 3D printing couldn’t get any cooler—artists create pieces like this 3D printed zoetrope. This particular piece, entitled “All Things Fall,” is a merging of an ancient novelty technology (the zoetrope, a popular physical GIF-ing device from the turn of the 20th century) with the current fad tech (3D printing).

The original 2D Massacre of the Innocents (1611-1612), By Peter Paul Rubens

The original 2D Massacre of the Innocents (1611-1612), By Peter Paul Rubens

 But this zoetrope by artists Sebastian Burdon and Mat Collishaw ups the ante even further. It’s theme: The classical painting of Old Dutch Master Peter Paul Rubens.

   The artists spent six months 3D printing over 350 individual set pieces to create a spinning merry-go round that brings the painting to life in an exceptionally clever way.