Built in 1916, the façade above is the front entrance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, a world-renowned museum and a jewel of the Northeast Ohio art scene.
From 2005 until 2013, the museum underwent a major expansion and renovation. The results are stunning. The architect chose to embrace the sides of the original building with modern glass and stonework – the rear is now completely enclosed by a soaring atrium, marrying old and new in a unique way. On Thursday, I will feature images of that transformation.
But today we celebrate the neo-classical beauty of the original – with its stately columns and pediment – still the face of the museum almost a century later.
- Process the Pencil Sketch Technique, setting opacity of the group to 95%
- Add the BB1 texture, blend mode set to Multiply
- Add the Confusion texture, blend mode set to Pin Light
- Copy the background layer (CTRL+J), moving it above the texture layers. Set blend mode to Color Burn and opacity to 50%
- Add a Saturation adjustment, lowering the saturation level to -19
- Add an empty layer, filling with 50% gray. Set the blend mode to Overlay. Using the Dodge tool, with the Range set to Midtones and the Exposure value to 15%, lighten the edges to create a frame.
- Switching to the Burn tool, with the Range set to Highlights and the Exposure value to 50%, darken some of the architectural details of the building
Below is the original image:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen