Neural Vision

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Because we are born diurnal, edge-detecting, break-spotters whose vision depends upon memory as much as incoming retinal data and, because we are born looking for familiar simple patterns and, because our eyes refocus 4 to 3 times per second building … Continued

Raising Contrasts

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Because our attention is drawn to edges and anomalies we build pictures around these points of contrast. The contrast can be created in color, value, scale, proximity, and a variety of other opposites. Da Vinci listed his contrasting themes in … Continued

Sketch, Design, Paint

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If DaVinci sketched before painting in 1500 and, if 500 years earlier Fan Kuan of  China’s Song Dynasty sketched before painting and, if Van Gogh sketched in 1888 before painting then, let’s conclude that sketching must be a valuable even … Continued