Vision, Reflection, and Desire in Western Painting
Spanning more than 2,500 years in the history of art, this book 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 Hel
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Agatharcus Albergati Alhazen ancient Annunciation Apelles Apollodorus Apollodorus of Athens architecture argued arguments Aristotle Aristotle’s art of painting Baptistery Baxandall Brunelleschi called cartography century B.C.E. chapter color as plate construction crystalline humor Cusanus deﬁned demonstration distance early Early Netherlandish Painting extramission Eyck’s map Fazio ﬁgure Filarete Filippo Filippo Brunelleschi ﬁnally ﬁrst Florence Florence Cathedral Florentine forms geometry Ghiberti Gombrich Greek painting human Ian van Eyck Ibid Ierusalem illusion Italian landscape Last Iudgment Latin Leibniz Leon Battista Alberti Leonardo light Lorenzo Lorenzo Ghiberti Manetti Masaccio medieval metaphor modeling modern Narcissus Nicholas Cusanus ofArt ofthe Opticae thesaurus optics painter’s perspective painters panel perhaps physical plane mirror Plato Pliny the Elder principle projection Ptolemy’s reﬂection relation Renaissance representation Rome Scala/Art Resource seen shadow sight signiﬁcant skenographia skiagraphia space speciﬁcally surface things Toscanelli tradition treatise on painting Vasari viewer vision Vitruvius Walsperger Witelo world map York