Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Did Rembrandt Use Mirrors And Optical Tricks To Create His Paintings?

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Rembrandt may have traced his celebrated self-portraits from optical projections created by assemblies of mirrors or lenses, a new analysis suggests.

Francis O'Neill and Sofia Palazzo Corner have identified several arrangements of a flat and curved mirror, or a flat mirror and a lens, which they say can recreate the perspectives, proportions and lighting seen in the self-portraits of the famed 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Nonsense... Just because Hockney isn't capable of painting a realistic portrait even if his life depended on it, he automatically assumes that others can't.