9-7-07 - The Period Eye-the idea that we all see...

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The Period Eye-the idea that we all see biologically the same, but culturally we’re different. We are trained by our culture to attend to certain things while we’re looking. In renaissance beholder had Cognitive Style Patterns that we bring to images Bring categories and methods of inferences Have training in a range of representational conventions Experience drawn from the everyday environment How did clients determine that a painting is executed with skill? When the painting invoked their visual interest, by playing to visual skills they had already developed. Ordinary people were already amateur visualizers of religious scenes Not abstractions, but specificities Jerusalem must look like where you live, people must be ones from the community Painted figures in mutual generic fashion, desire for certain generic quality so patron can project his own vision on it Patrons sometimes included in the scene Christ not allowed any variation—very consistent in pictorial representations
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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9-7-07 - The Period Eye-the idea that we all see...

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