Optical instruments and imaging: The use of optics by 15 th century master painters

David Hockney, Charles M Falco

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Abstract

We discuss some of the details of the optical technology that was known at the dawn of the Renaissance. We shown that it is quite easy to fabricate concave mirrors of suitable focal length, diameter, and resolution for 15th century artists to have used to project images. The information in this paper complements information on the actual optical evidence that we have presented elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsY. Wang, Z. Weng, S. Ye, J.M. Sasian
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume5638
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventOptical Design and Testing II - Beijing, United States
Duration: Nov 8 2004Nov 11 2004

Other

OtherOptical Design and Testing II
CountryUnited States
CityBeijing
Period11/8/0411/11/04

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Hockney, D., & Falco, C. M. (2005). Optical instruments and imaging: The use of optics by 15 th century master painters. In Y. Wang, Z. Weng, S. Ye, & J. M. Sasian (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART 1 ed., Vol. 5638, pp. 1-7). [01] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.580846