EVENT! The Science of Optics; The History of Art

28 Oct

Walker Ames Lecture by Charles Falco – “The Science of Optics; The History of Art”
Tuesday, 1/26, 6:30 – 8pm
Location: Kane Hall Room 120
This event isn’t until January, so mark it on your calendar, it will be popular
Recently, renowned artist David Hockney observed that certain drawings and paintings from as early as the Renaissance seemed almost “photographic” in detail. Following an extensive visual investigation of western art of the past 1000 years, he made the revolutionary claim that artists even of the prominence of van Eyck and Bellini must have used optical aids. However, many art historians insisted there was no supporting evidence for such a remarkable assertion. In this talk Professor Charles Falco shows a wealth of optical evidence that Hockney and he subsequently discovered during an unusual, and remarkably productive, collaboration between an artist and a scientist

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