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The Science of Art Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat cover
  • ISBN: 9780300052411
  • ISBN10: 0300052413

The Science of Art Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

by Martin Kemp

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1992
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For almost five hundred years the central goal of European painting was the imitation of nature. Many artist and theorists, believing that imitation must be based on scientific principles, found inspiration or guidance in two branches of optics--the geometrical science of perspective and the physical science of colour. In this pathbreaking and highly illustrated book Martin Kemp examines the major optically orientated examples of artistic theory and practice from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
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