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Unformatted text preview: degree of meticulous, time-consuming, geometrical care over the perspectival projection of architectural forms. . ." The Flagellation of Christ Slide 14-2: Flagellation of Christ , c. 1460 Let's pick up the thread with Piero's Flagellation , the slide with which we closed the unit on perspective. Talking about this painting, done fourteen years before he wrote his book on perspective, Kemp says, "No picture could exude a more pronounced air of geometric control and no painting was ever more scrupulously planned." This painting has been analyzed to death, and I even have a computer analysis locating the vanishing point to the nearest millimeter, in a painting that is 81,500 mm by 59,000 mm. If you extend the orthogonals to locate the vanishing point, it does not seem to fall on any point that is significant to the story. But Kemp shows that point does have geometric significance....
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- Fall '10
- Piero della Francesca