Visual Storytelling

This painting depicts Jacques-Louis David's studio at the beginning of the 19th Century.  When King Louis the 14th moved the capitol of France to Versailles in 1682 the Louvre essentially became a residence for artists or the Royal Academy.

This painting depicts Jacques-Louis David's studio at the beginning of the 19th Century. When King Louis the 14th moved the capitol of France to Versailles in 1682 the Louvre essentially became a residence for artists or the Royal Academy.

I was curious where the studio might have been located. I searched around the exterior of the Louvre and found only two places that had a window like the one in the painting. A Louvre historian told me that it was located in the Northeastern corner.

I was curious where the studio might have been located. I searched around the exterior of the Louvre and found only two places that had a window like the one in the painting. A Louvre historian told me that it was located in the Northeastern corner.

I created a partial reconstruction of that corner in Sketchup.

I created a partial reconstruction of that corner in Sketchup.

An interior view. I think there are still some discrepancies I need to work out.

An interior view. I think there are still some discrepancies I need to work out.

Exterior Render

Exterior Render

Still from the animation Jin Roh created and directed by Mamuro Oshii.

Still from the animation Jin Roh created and directed by Mamuro Oshii.

Another work in progress, but most everything is there.

Visual Storytelling