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*Pops out right eye*, W00t!! I pwn now
Yeah, being able to, y'know, see an object on all three axes, so as to accurately model the object, adding necessary shading according with the angle at which ] said object is viewed is totally not the way to go.neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone, who carried out the study, suggests this could be a hindrance to an artist trying to depict a 3D scene on a flat canvas.
Good thing we have that team of scientists working on that.but the researchers say left and right are reversed in an etching,
I'd like to know how a study like this gets paid for. Is this what tuition at Harvard gets you? But that's another subject. Here's what I'd like to know: How do they know Van Rijn didn't close one eye when observing? His abilities may have nothing to do with his supposed extropia. Or even better... could his extropia have been what drove him to close that eye while observing, lending to a better ability to observe without stereoscopic vision?
I've heard people joke about Monet being short-sighted because his paintings were 'all blurry', but there may be some sense in the idea that visual anomalies can be helpful to artists.
My eyesight is pretty poor, and from time to time it can be very useful to remove my glasses and have everything more than six inches from the end of my nose go out of focus - it allows me to see much simpler patterns of light and colour when working from life or reference. It can also be a creative aid - when the world around has all the detail removed, I can use my imagination to perceive familiar objects as all sorts of fantastic things.
I've read interviews and spoken with other myopic artists who also employ this 'technique'. I'm sure I read an article in which Brian Froud mentioned beginning some drawings without his glasses to help him visualise pieces of furniture around him as castles and mountains.
Of course I'm not suggesting that all impressionists are short-sighted, or that there's necessarily any truth in Rembrandt's lazy eye theory, but if an artist's eyesight is dysfunctional in some way, it will fundamentally affect their perception of the world around them and that's bound to filter through to their art in some way...
Originally Posted by jrrmore proof that scientists don't draw.
In related news, Michelangelo's David has a bad back.
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Albert Watson, anyone? Blind in one eye, and many have speculated that this has helped him develop such skill in translating a 3-dimensional world into 2-dimensional images.
I think you're mis-reading the concept. If you lack depth perception in your vision, it is a more direct translation from mental image to artwork. You're starting with 2-dimensions of vision and ending with 2-dimensions. For most people, with the addition of depth, it becomes more difficult to translate directly from what is seen to what is deliberately expressed in artwork because three dimensions are being compressed into two. I know there have been a lot of times when I've been working on a new photograph and just couldn't get the composition right until I closed one eye and looked at it that way for a while. It does make a difference.Yeah, being able to, y'know, see an object on all three axes, so as to accurately model the object, adding necessary shading according with the angle at which ] said object is viewed is totally not the way to go.
Do they say anything about general laziness all round......I seem to have that...
You need to do more anatomy...and check your values....wait...did I just say that?
Ya, Lowpollymatt I have that too...
Is there a cure for it... you know that doesn't take any real effort?
my own worst enemy....
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I'd answer your question... but it's just so much typing. ZZZzzzzOriginally Posted by ZramIs there a cure for it... you know that doesn't take any real effort?