Assignment: Virtual Still Life / Vanitas

In this short assignment you’ll be creating a still life / Vanitas using a real time 3D engine called Unity.
It will involve:
Artfully arranging objects you created or found online.
Setting up proper lighting and background.
Changing the materials of such objects.

You’ll be able to move around it so you can play with the scale and space, making it more like an installation to be experience 360 degrees, but no interactivity is required: focus on composition, colors, visual consistency and “meaning”.

Try to achieve consistency in style and detail level. A hyper realistic object might make all the other objects out of place.

Try to do something that would be impossible or very difficult in the real world.

Caravaggio - Basket of fruits 1599
Caravaggio – Basket of fruits 1599

 

Allegory of Charles I of England and Henriette of France - Carstian Luyckx - 17th century
Allegory of Charles I of England and Henriette of France – Carstian Luyckx – 17th century
Vanitas still-life with self-portrait. Pieter Claesz 1628
Vanitas still-life with self-portrait. Pieter Claesz 1628
Flowers in a Glass Vase with a Butterfly, Herman Henstenburgh, c. 1700
Flowers in a Glass Vase with a Butterfly, Herman Henstenburgh, c. 1700
Salvador Dali - Nature Morte Vivante 1956
Salvador Dali – Nature Morte Vivante 1956
Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Goldfish, 1972
Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Goldfish, 1972
Giorgio morandi Still Life - 1955
Giorgio morandi Still Life – 1955
Barbara Kasten Metaphase 5, 1986
Barbara Kasten Metaphase 5, 1986
barbara_kasten - Construct 32, 1986
barbara_kasten – Construct 32, 1986
Sophie Calle's 'The Chromatic Diet', 1998 - based on a novel character based on her
Sophie Calle’s ‘The Chromatic Diet’, 1998 – based on a novel character based on her
David Lachapelle - earth laughs in flowers
David Lachapelle – earth laughs in flowers – America
David Lachapelle - earth laughs in flowers
David Lachapelle – earth laughs in flowers – springtime
Tara sellios - Impulses 2015
Tara sellios – Impulses 2015
Tara sellios - Impulses 2015
Tara sellios – Impulses 2015
Saara Ekström: Method of a Cloak, 2014
Saara Ekström: Method of a Cloak, 2014
Marc Quinn Landslide in the South Tyrol (oil on canvas) 2009
Marc Quinn Landslide in the South Tyrol (oil on canvas) 2009
Time After Time: Blow Up - Ori Gersht
Time After Time:
Blow Up – Ori Gersht
Time After Time: Blow Up - Ori Gersht
Time After Time:
Blow Up – Ori Gersht
Akatre - (some commercial stuff)
Akatre – (some commercial stuff)
Takeshi Murata Golden Banana, 2011
Takeshi Murata Golden Banana, 2011
Takeshi Murata Art and The Future, 2011
Takeshi Murata Art and The Future, 2011