Optical insights into renaissance art

David Hockney, Charles M Falco

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalOptics and Photonics News
Volume11
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Optical insights into renaissance art. / Hockney, David; Falco, Charles M.

In: Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 11, No. 7, 2000, p. 52-59.

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Hockney, David ; Falco, Charles M. / Optical insights into renaissance art. In: Optics and Photonics News. 2000 ; Vol. 11, No. 7. pp. 52-59.
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