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This handsome publication sets down for the record David Hockney s long and detailed exploration f the techniues and technologies that may have been used by the great masters f European painting He concentrates n the 500 year period from the beginning f the fifteenth century to the end Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home of the nineteenth century In the processne is led to a complete re evaluation and re appreciation Hunchback of their workThe journey was not simpler straightforward It began with a close examination Buddy of Ingres and a uestioningf the techniues used for certain ualities found in his work Hockney suspected that certain The Space Child's Mother Goose optical devices were necessary for the artist to achieve somef the effects produced By examining the changing styles The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens of the the great masters during this 500 year period Hockney came to the conclusion that the techniues used were kept secret for good reasons economicnes for starters but also social The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales ones and the strong presencef mediaeval beliefs that preferred to believe in satanic influence rather than a purely mechanical device dealing with ptics meant that being too pen about the magical ualities achievable by various types Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of mirrors and eventually lenses could have dangerous and deadly conseuences Roger Bacon forne suffered by being accused Death Threat of a non salutary reliancen diabolic contraptions capable f creating magic Hockney began collecting earlier 12th and 13th century texts which from today s perspective are highly suggestive that special ptical devices were familiar to those in the know A result f all these mindsets was that artists effectively remained protective and secretive about the devices and techniues they might have use for their works This further resulted in later admirers f their works developing the Romantic concept that these artists were solitary geniuses who had the gift and talent to achieve astonishing effects simply through the acuity and accuracy f their visual and manual techniues It is perhaps this latter view that proved most difficult for Hockney to counter People even today feel that using ptical devices for effects somehow implies cheating Porter Rockwell: A Biography on the partf the artists Hockney takes pains to point Satire out that that this is simply a misunderstanding it still reuires wonderful skill and expertise to produce masterpieces the usef Deflower the Boss optical devices does not make this lessf an achievementThe book is presented in three parts The first part consists essentially Hebrew magic amulets of exuisitely reproduced paintings and drawings and their details all a joy in themselves The second part is a collectionf historical documentation which suggest that special techniues were known to certain people and that they could and were used to great effect The third part f the book presents notes correspondence faxes etc between Hockney and various experts in the fields f art art historians and experts in the field f ptics It reads much like a detective story The discovery in particular that a 6 cm concave mirror acts precisely like a lens it projects pictures in the right light conditions was a break through momentHockney has presented his arguments in this format to show that in his هذه بلادنا: الجواء opinion notnly did the artists Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of the day use whatever deceive they could lay their handn to help them inter endeavours but also that it is bvious when ne realises this fact He also pines that Photography late 19th century and nowadays digital imaging late 20th century will also provide a new lease f life for painting in ways yet to be imaginedThis book makes you look again with renewed insight and excitement into the world Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of the great European artistsne will never again be able to view their works in uite the same way again but this is not to be taken in a negative way far from it we see these wonderful works in anew light that is both revelatory and stimulating If you are at all interested in looking at paintings this book is THE MUST It will totally change your utlook The crucial book n painting Researched and written by British artist David Hockney this is a compelling book which explores the how f painting historically Hockney s thesis is that artists particularly those working in the Dutch and Flemish heyday like Van Eyck r Rembrandt were aided by lenses ptics and mirrors to help them craft realistic artworks In this visual essay Hockney proposes that these hi. Join ne The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of the most influential artistsf ur time as he investigates the painting techniues f the Old Masters Hockney’s extensive research led him to conclude that artists such as Caravaggio Velázuez da Vinci and ther hyperrealists actually used ptics and lenses to create their masterpiecesIn this passionate yet pithy book Hockney takes re.
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Concludes with Hockney s correspondence with various colleagues that tracks the development f his theses and this very book recursivelyThis last again allows the reader to see the ideas taking shape As a kind Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of early e mail Hockney and friends evidently conducted a lotf their exchanges via faxed letter speaking Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of the effectf technology n well everything It is not nly due to the fact that most f the participants were trained lder academics that the letters are so polished and coherent and camera ready If the same correspondence were conducted after e mail the exchanges might well have been collouial cut up and fluid I am put in mind The Stringbean Murders of the shift between mail and e mail withne أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of mywn Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, overseas correspondents Our paper letters went easily into a later article I don t thinkne could do that with The Sporty Game our later e mailsr at least they d take a hellalot editing I also saw my American Yakuza II own experiencef kicking half formed ideas around with friends paving their way for later public utterances all part Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of the process Hockney lets you see the sausages being made It also sped up the productionf the book I expect for a busy artist who likely wanted to get back to painting by thenThe news to Hockney passed Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise on by his tameptical physicist that concave mirrors could produce projections seemed as much news to me as to him until I reflected Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing on telescopes and all those articles I d read for example about the 200 inch Palomar mirror being ground But I never made the last connections either Made me feel uite IvanishIn my prior exposures to art history the material mostly rolledff me this I think will stickTa L Great bookI love controversy especially when it targets the art world when it stirs up the way we perceive and look at great masterful works Blood Love of art when it throws a whole new massive spanner into the worksOpticsr eyeballedThat is the uestionI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book I savoured it because f the artwork and the new light shining n them I still find myself today picking it up to satisfy a looming uestion checking ut uncertaintiesThe author has written a good book without long and technically soporific dissertations but with beautifully illustrated examples and to the point explanationsI found it thrilling in its controversy and inspiring through the art portayedInteresting uestions are raised convincing points f view givenWe the reader the artist are pushed to draw ur wn conclusionsA good read to pen your mind to the shadows lurking behind the art world than a theory n how great art could have been createdIntrigued you should be I know I was This is ne f the most remarkable books I can recall ever reading about any subject It is so iconoclastic and written with such authority by a person so accomplished as a practitioner in the field he examines that the experience it provides is uniue and the euphoria it induces is realBeginning with Van Eyck and heading forward through most every painter DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of note Caravaggio Velazuez and Vermeer mostf all they all used ptics lenses specifically to accomplish the miracles they created This technology explains the bounding forward that painting did in the Renaissance and afterwards It explains how masters like Caravaggio did what they did with no drawing and Caravaggio s sudden depiction f deep shadows laughing faces and left hand dominant subjects It explains the multiple vanishing points weird bodies and white tablecloths ver patterned tablecloths ne finds in Velazuez And it explains perhaps best Civil rights, tool of communist deception of all the mask and chandelier in Vermeer s Artf PaintingThis book is remarkable for the creative thinking it inspires about ptics technology and the creative process itself Pointed ut some necessary things for a painter to realize I sort Cutthroat of understood in general terms thatld masters used particular techniues to produce some An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims of the most realistic looking paintings ever made but this toldf those The Claiming of the Shrew on the specific level when and why they used them and most importantly how Optics played an important role in the developmentf Summoned old masters techniues and how those really shaped the reasoning and purposef painting from the 17th century f painting to now Hockney does an excellent job f piecing together a chronology f the historical use f Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return optics for art making most specifically in pre impressionistic painting. Techniues used to capture such accurate likenesses Extracts from historical and modern documents and correspondence with experts from around the world further illuminate this thought provoking book that will forever change how the world looks at art Secret Knowledge willpen your eyes to how we perceive the world and how we choose to represent it.
Gh tech methods date back hundreds Dead Inside of years further back than the common conception among art historians The book reads as if you stumbled into a college lecture and witnessed an incredibly moving accountf history by a person so enthralled by a topic that you couldn t help but feel enthralled tooRecommended for art history and museum going nerds Remarkable Hockney convincingly demonstrates that starting around 1430 artists used ptical devices to capture figures and landscapes realistically This accounts for distortions in perspective and Caravagio like shadows because f the strong light needed to use lensesImpressionists and post impressionists wanted to do something new and so became post lens artists This is a subject that has profound implications for the translation The Taste of Spruce Gum of three dimensional reality into two dimensions as is done in representational painting and has huge relevance tour era f photographic video and film images The binocular eye and the single eyed camera see things differently Interesting study into some f the techniues She Stoops to Conquer of theld masters It turns most Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile of them were probably entrepreneurial than artistic In the early 1400s there is a sudden risef photo realism in Flemish painting Hockney posits that this is bc Orb of the usef lenses and mirrors He goes The Dandy and Lady Penelope on to explain how medieval artisans essentially embraced automation bybviating the need f sketching the subject they were going to paint In the past this was a painstaking task f eyeballing where the artist would have to employ their best draftsmanship skills to jot down their subject which was extra difficult if it subject was live Multi-Family Therapy of moving Through the usef mirrors and lenses the subject is projected National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition onto the artists canvas where they can simply trace theutline and make uick annotations This was revolutionary n two fronts it drastically speed up the painting process and drastically improved the photo realism f paintings especially f human subjects This allowed artists and their studios to churn ut a lot commissions However this shortcut also comes w tell tale side effects which Hockney uses to expose them artists we revere from Van Eyck all the way down to Rembrandt and Caravaggio Notable exceptions to the lens crazy that took A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged over renaissance Europe was Michelangelo and Rubens who stayed purists respectI would also be wanton if I didn t highlightne Think good thoughts about a pussycat of Hockney s main sentiments throughout his expose the artist makes the marks not the lens He is very clear in that he loses no respect for theld masters in that at the end One, Two, Three Me of the day they still have to compose the piece and execute itIt was also interesting to see Caravaggio s hallmark style that is romanticized as Chiaroscuro which spread throughout the world is just a technical side effectf the heavy use f pticsI would end this review with the little bit Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of latin I learned from the Rush movie Nihilo sanctum estne Onef the best books about art because there is a specific theory directly tied to how artwork is created and then many illustrations are deployed to prove the theory Topics like biography motivation symbolism etc are put to the side to focus n how artists see The discussion n drawing with camera lucida is interesting as Hockney brings up the concept that certain lines look confident but also he can see duration Tea for Ruby of time in lines which lines were drawn at certain speeds Hockney has a good writing voice but henly uses the necessary amount The Life of Saint Philip Neri of text relyingn the paintings themselves to show not tell The theory reframes art history the last 1000 years is the ptical era and what we consider modern art Cezanne Van Gogh cubism is actually reverting to the pre ptic view f the world Essential reading for photographers I came to this via the film Tim s Vermeer and the excellence f my county libraryWell this is certainly not a book I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 one could readn a Kindle Hockney works a compelling example The Whistle Pig of show don t tell though to be fair he does both The bookpens with a long section f large format and well reproduced pictures f paintings essential to and the foundation f his arguments goes n to a section Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of select uotes from historical documents about the usesf mirrors and lenses from Roman times A Stepdaughter In Heat onward the uote from Seneca had me giggling in this agef internet porn indeed there is no new thing under the sun and. Aders n a journey f discovery as he builds a case that mirrors and lenses were used by the great masters to create their highly detailed and realistic paintings and drawings Hundreds Rufus of the best known and best loved paintings are reproduced alongside his straightforward analysis Hockney also includes hiswn photographs and drawings to illustrate.
David Hockney was born in Bradford England on July 9 1937 He loved books and was interested in art from an early age admiring Picasso Matisse and Fragonard His parents encouraged their son’s artistic exploration and gave him the freedom to doodle and daydreamHockney attended the Bradford College of Art from 1953 to 1957 Then because he was a conscientious objector to military service h