I've been fascinated for weeks by one of Kanye West's newer videos -- his cracked-out tribute piece to the glorious work of Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, rendered in weirdly baroque CGI:
Reminds me in particular of the staircase frescoes completed in Würzburg, Germany, that show Apollo and an allegorical depiction of the continents.
"Giambattista and Domenico designed each section to be viewed from specific 'stopping points' specified by the patron. Here visitors climbing the staircase could pause to admire the work, and appreciate how the perspective of the fresco seemed to adjust to their position in the room. This imaginative use of perspective helps the allegorical image come alive for viewers, but can make this three-dimensional painting look awkward in two-dimensional photographs."
Perhaps learning a lesson from this utterly modern problem faced by the Würzburg Tiepolos, Mr. West decided to adopt an awkwardly flat composition in his video.
What do we think? I can't be the only person who sees a resemblance.