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    Cool Rembrandt's Lazy Eye?

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    *Pops out right eye*, W00t!! I pwn now

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    more proof that scientists don't draw.

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    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.
    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.

    but the researchers say left and right are reversed in an etching,
    Good thing we have that team of scientists working on that.

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    Cool

    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?

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    Interesting.

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrr
    more proof that scientists don't draw.



    In related news, Michelangelo's David has a bad back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    There are more errors on the statue.. One of the arms is long than the other and one hand is abit bigger than the other. Saw a documentary about this once.

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    His left eye looking outwards?
    A doctor said my right eye (if I remember correctly) is looking slightly inwards.

    An eye specialist didn't confirm it ... but he said it might depend on how tired or not I am.
    That would explain everything!! (No it is not actually THAT extreme)

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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.

    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.
    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.

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    Do they say anything about general laziness all round......I seem to have that...

    daily sketchbook

    You need to do more anatomy...and check your values....wait...did I just say that?
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    Ya, Lowpollymatt I have that too...

    Is there a cure for it... you know that doesn't take any real effort?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zram
    Is there a cure for it... you know that doesn't take any real effort?
    I'd answer your question... but it's just so much typing. ZZZzzzz

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