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Painters and Optical Devices (Part 3 Richard Estes)

This is the third and final post in a series describing how artists have used optical devices, cameras and photographs to aid and inform their representational paintings. The first post looked at the work of Johannes Vermeer. The second post … Continue reading

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Painters and Optical Devices (Part 2 Degas)

This is the second of three posts looking at how some representational painters have used optical devices and photography in their quest to capture images of the world around them. In the first post we described aspects of Johannes Vermeer’s … Continue reading

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Painters and Optical Devices (Part 1 Vermeer)

While writing a recent post describing how painters have depicted three-dimensional space I started thinking about a related topic that is also interesting. I’m referring to the influence of optical devices – mostly cameras and photography – on the way … Continue reading

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