Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tales of Recession

Since the 1400s we have understood how to compose a landscape which appears as one might look out a window. Jan Van Eyck was an early employer of this idea (see example 1).  And Since the 1400s we have understood … Continue reading

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City Lights, City Life

By the Mid 15th Century any artist who failed to demonstrate competence with the new illusion-geometry of linear perspective found themselves without commissions.  In 1450 the middle aged and popular Piero Della Francesco relied on linear perspective to build persuasive … Continue reading

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Shake It, Make It Move

We recognize the surface of water not only for its translucence or reflective properties but additionally because, it moves.  Its reflections move.  Movement further  distorts  the forms of subsurface material. The degree of  motion is inferred through  reflections.  If we … Continue reading

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