Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Looking ahead

Congratulations to Coffee on his first digitally restored featured picture: a nineteenth century whiskey advertisement so politically incorrect it's almost quaint.  It really is wonderful and rewarding to help new people such as NativeForeigner and Coffee learn digital restoration.  Yet tutoring is very time consuming.

So today's post is brief: it's time to scale up this digital restoration work.  One way to do that is to collaborate with art schools.  What I'd like to do is get this incorporated into the curricula of advanced digital editing classes with the best student work to be selected for exhibition in museums.  We have the contacts on the museum side to make that happen.

If you have contacts with an art school, please put them in touch with me: nadezhda(dot)durova(at)gmail(dot)com


fedorchuk said...

It`s great!

Hence72 said...

hello blog of note congratulations on your acheivement

Lise Broer said...

Thanks, Coffee was really happy to see his work get featured and delighted about the blog. Reader feedback really makes this fun to do.


Anonymous said...

Very nice restoration work.

Yes, the "politically incorrect" poster seems just the type of "art" that would be hanging up in a 19th century U.S. saloon filled with cigar smoking men wearing derby hats. A place wishing to set itself a bit above the lowest dives by adding some "class" -- I imagine next to the poster is a sign reminding patrons to use the spittoon rather than spitting on the floor.

The artwork is based on a painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme seen at
Note that the poster artist substituted a bottle of whiskey for the coffee pot in the original painting.


Tarun said...

Amazingly done.

Lise Broer said...

Thank you very much, Infrogmation. That is an absolutely delightful summary. :)

Chet Long said...

Thanks for the comments, I really enjoyed working on this picture. - Chet (aka Coffee)