Visual Studies 101, Eye, Mind, Image
First paragraph assignment
Drawing on Lindberg, ch. 8 (pp. 14754), and Solso, ch. 7, write one paragraph each in
response to the following questions (two paragraphs in all):
1. What is the relation between
VLST 101: Color Problem Set (due Friday, Feb. 22, in section, hard copies only)
1. Attached to this assignment, you will find a set of three graphs. Using the values from graphs
A and B, construct a graph of luminance, or light incident to the eye, on gra
I. Flagellation of Christ, Piero della Francesca:
In Piero della Francescas painting Flagellation of Christ, the painter makes great
use of the techniques of linear perspective. Applying the technique introduce
First Paragraph assignment
1. Albertis window is described as a quadrangle of right angles, as large as I
[Alberti] wishes, which is considered to be an open window through which I see
what I want to paint." In Lindergs text the visu
Solso Chapter 7:
A truly marvelous feast:
importance of locating the object.
Seeing a 3D world with a 2D eye:
use of cues to interpret the 3D image. 3D/2D/3D problem.
artist use perspective.
Ucello uses linear perspective among other techniques, draws sma
PE RSPEC TI V E .
horizontal line through the point on which his leading figure stands, he takes the height of that
figure (say six parts, or six feet), which, reduced to a scale on that line, gives all that he requires
as a basis for after-operations
1. Alberti's Window: "I inscribe a quadrangle of right angles, as
large as I wish, which is considered to be an open window
through which I see what I want to paint."
The painter's panel is to be thought of as a window through which the painter views the
Roger Shepard: 20th c.
- illusion: bunny or a duck?
Newtons double prism experiment:
eyes in mollusks: what problem is being solved?
seeing is directionally sensitive: v important!
Euclids visual cone:
c. 300 BCE
constructivists thought that visual experience is produced by thought-like operations that
combine or manipulate diff. elements of information
Gibson developed alternative analysis of sensory stimulation
emphasized richness of optic array
- if info in the
VLST WEEK 5 Reading notes:
1950 "Damned Busy Painting"
What differentiates Pollock is the character of the pictorial unity he creates.
"the sight of an image of space in which he does not exist" - feat of absolute
space as something material
Key words to remember:
with brush techniques
with repetitive patterns
Knowledge and Constancy? Ambiguity
The cue Approach: A way to understand the process of going form 2D to 3D perception)
Ian Vermeer. The Music
Lesson. c.1670. London.
Buckingham Palace. The
Royal collection in 2000I
Her Majesty Queen
here are some artists whose works provide incontrovertible testimony to the highest
levels of intellectual de