Building Arches and Avenues

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Artists of the 18th century toyed with the imaginative uses of linear perspective.  From Piranesi to Canaletto to Hogarth, artists built believable architectural spaces testing the limits of linear perspective. For example, Piranesi described domes, cylindrical buildings and complex fantasy … Continued

Reading the Sunlight

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We find meaning in all sounds, smells, touches and sights through pattern recognition. We anticipate, look for and find patterns. Sunlight has provided our visual system with required illumination. It has been the source for our color perception for most … Continued

Waves and Distant Shores

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In the 17th Century the Dutch enjoyed a golden age in commerce and art. Rembrandt  contributed importantly to this period.  He explored new ideas in painting and printmaking.  Among his experiments were new compositions for landscapes such as example 1. … Continued

Analytical Painting

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In “Thinking Fast and Slow”, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman considers how we make decisions, fast and slow. Fast decisions are easy, quick and driven by habit and convention. Slow thinking requires mental work and the brain prefers the easier path.  … Continued