Vision, Reflection, and Desire in Western Painting
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Spanning more than 2,500 years in the history of art, Vision, Reflection, and Desire in Western Painting demonstrates how the rise and diffusion of the science of optics in ancient Greece and the Mediterranean world correlated to pictorial illusion in the development of Western painting from Hellenistic Greece to the present. Using examples from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, David Summers argues that scene-painting (architectural backdrops) and shadow-painting (in which forms are modeled or shown as if in relation to a source of light) not only evolved in close association with geometric optics toward the end of the fifth century B.C.E., but also contributed substantially to the foundations of the new science.

The spread of understanding of how light is transmitted, reflected, and refracted is evident in the works of artists such as Brunelleschi, van Eyck, Alberti, and Leonardo. The interplay between optics and painting that influenced the course of Western art, Summers says, persisted as a framework for the realism of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Goya and continues today in modern photography and film.



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Date de parution 01 décembre 2015
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9798890879714
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 11 Mo

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 Sadow-Paining and Scene-Paining:
 he Beginnings of Opics and Classical Ar
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Speculum Mundi 
 Narcissus and e Mirror wiou Sain
Aterword: Perspecive, Opics, and e Maerial Subjec
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