The Hockney's observation about optical insights into renaissance art is presented. Some ancient photogrpahs contain enough information to make an estimate of the focal length of the lens used. The properties of the mirror lens, and introducing concepts of image analysis to the attention of art historians will open new areas of investigation understanding paintings of the past 600 years.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering