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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jesus, Mary and Martha Stereograph

Jesus, Mary and Martha by Domenico Mastroianni. Domenico was born on January 1, 1876, and was a contemporary of several very well-known artists, including impressionists Degas, Renoir, Pissarro and Manet. He was self-taught as a sculptor of clay dioramas. Because of limited money, he would often create his sculpture, photograph it, then tear it down in order to reuse the clay. His sculpture photographs appeared on many postcards. This entry, from the year 1910, is part of his "Life of Jesus" series, and is special because the entire series was shot in 3D stereo photography. You are viewing the right eye image of one of the stereograph cards. When placed in an antique stereoscope, the diorama comes alive in 3D. The entire series, which is considered quite scarce, is part of the Wonders of the Bible collection.

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