Hockney-Falco Thesis

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Hockney-Falco thesis is a controversial theory of art history, advanced by artist David Hockney and physicist Charles M. Falco, suggesting that advances in realism and accuracy in the history of Western art since the Renaissance were primarily the result of optical aids such as the camera obscura, camera lucida, and curved mirrors, rather than solely due the development of artistic technique and skill. In a 2001 book, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost ...
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Hockney-Falco thesis is a controversial theory of art history, advanced by artist David Hockney and physicist Charles M. Falco, suggesting that advances in realism and accuracy in the history of Western art since the Renaissance were primarily the result of optical aids such as the camera obscura, camera lucida, and curved mirrors, rather than solely due the development of artistic technique and skill. In a 2001 book, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters, Hockney analyzed the work of the Old Masters and argued that the level of accuracy represented in their work is impossible to create by "eyeballing it". Since then, Hockney and Falco have produced a number of publications on positive evidence of the use optical aids, and the historical plausibility of such methods.
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  • ISBN-13: 9786133875746
  • Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/13/2010
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 0.28 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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