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NeoLucida | An Authentic, Inexpensive, Portable Camera Lucida for the 21st Century
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NeoLucida | An Authentic, Inexpensive, Portable Camera Lucida for the 21st Century
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may 2014 by dmos.tv
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december 2013 by dmos.tv
Vermeer’s Secret Tool: Testing Whether The Artist Used Mirrors and Lenses to Create His Realistic Images | Vanity Fair
"He was rigorous about painting only what he saw in his mirror, rather than referring to a reproduction of the Vermeer. Or to his gobsmacking memory of examining the real thing for 30 minutes on a wall in Buckingham Palace, wearing a surgeon’s binocular magnifiers. “We talked the Queen into showing it to us. I was, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s totally different from the reproductions. It’s more muted and bluish.” The biggest differences were the crazily meticulous details—the silver thread at the bottom of the woman’s skirt, the key ring on the teacher. In terms of detail, “It was goofy what he did on the harpsichord. It was eye-opening, astounding to see. I had no idea. My biggest takeaway was that I was an idiot. There’s so much in it.”"

"The crux of the resistance to the idea that Vermeer invented and used an optical device, beyond technical and historiographic issues, is that it diminishes our sense of Vermeer’s genius. But great artists in every age use clever new tools and technologies. You could give all the digital contraptions Alfonso Cuarón used on Gravity to a hack director and he’d make a crappy movie. Pro Tools software doesn’t turn a mediocre musician into a great one, but great ones depend on it. Chuck Close bases paintings on photographs and uses a mechanical lift to move his enormous canvases around as he works on them. As Jenison says of the history of art, “perspective is an algorithm, a ‘device’” invented in the 15th century to paint more realistic illusions."
neolucida  art  optics  machines  sparkfile  via:hackernews  history  artists  technology  magic 
november 2013 by sha
Eyeo 2013 - Golan Levin and Pablo Garcia on Vimeo
"NeoLucida is a MOOC. That pwns @kickstarter?" Watch at 11m 58sec @CathyNDavidson @ruby @hastac [video] #arthistory
neolucida  video  education  art  arthistory 
august 2013 by brianr

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