Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF)

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Philip Steadman ↠ 5 Download characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces Download Ý 105 He use of the camera also explains some previously unexplainable ualities of Vermeer's art such as the absence of conventional drawing the pattern of underpainting in areas of pure tone the pervasive feeling of reticence that suffuses his canvases and the almost magical sense that Vermeer is painting not objects but light itselfDrawing on a wealth of Vermeer research and displaying an extraordinary sensitivity to the subtleties of the work itself Philip Steadman offers in Vermeer's Camera a fresh perspective on some of the most enchanting paintings ever creat. Definitely makes a convincing case for Vermeer s use of the camera obscura Steadman summarizes the existing arguments for and against and does some research involving the physical dimensions and layout of the rooms Vermeer painted Then he tests his theories by building small models and full scale models It seems to me that Steadman s work should fit very nicely with the film Tim s Vermeer which I have seen clips of but haven t seen yet I expect Tim s techniue will fill the gaps that Steadman has left unanswered in this bookIt s not a particularly engaging read but it is a thorough examination of the uestion of whether Vermeer used the camera obscura and it summarizes neatly the information known up to that point It certainly seems to be a fine book to read after or before seeing the movie Tim s Vermeer Sermons and Discourses 1730 1733 The Works of Jonathan Edwards Series Volume 17 yet I expect Tim s techniue will fill the gaps that Steadman has left unanswered in this bookIt s not a particularly engaging read but it is a thorough examination of the uestion of whether Vermeer used the camera obscura and it summarizes neatly the information known up to that point It certainly seems to be a fine book to read after or before seeing the movie Tim s Vermeer

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Philip Steadman ↠ 5 Download characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces Download Ý 105 Art historians have long speculated on how Vermeer achieved the uncanny mixture of detached precision compositional repose and perspective accuracy that have drawn many to describe his work as photographic Indeed many wonder if Vermeer employed a camera obscura a primitive form of camera to enhance his realistic effectsIn Vermeer's Camera Philip Steadman traces the development of the camera obscura first described by Leonaro da Vinci weighs the arguments that scholars have made for and against Vermeer's use of the camera and offers a fascinating examination o. There has been a huge amount of speculation about Johannes Vermeer s paintings It is generally agreed that the perspective is too perfect and so it is suspected that he must have used some sort of mechanical contrivance to help him get the right perspective This particular book pursues the idea that Vermeer used some sort of camera obcscura Basically a very large pin hole camera and in this case probably with a convex lens I have read a book by David Hockney where he makes a case for Vermeer using a camera lucida which is not really a camera at all but usually some sort of crystal of calcite which doubly refracts the light so you can see the image with one eye and draw the image with the other I also recall reading an article I think in Scientific America where they compared Vermeer s drawing of a chandelier with a camera versionAs I recall they concluded that it was not exact but he probably had used something like a camera obscura The current book goes into great detail about whether Vermeer had access to the technology How it was possible for him to employ the techniues of the camera obscura And although the documentation seems totally absent they are able to make a reasonable case for Vermeer to have had access to the technology and to have employed it They even go to the trouble to actually make models and full sized sets to see the kind of views that Vermeer would have hadthey do devote a lot of effort to describing how Vermeer s paintings are blurry where they might have been blurry because of vignetting or because of problems focussing his lens Actually I m not totally convinced by this sort of argument For Vermeer to use the camera obscura he didn t have to sit inside his darkened box the whole time All he really needed to do was to establish the main lines of his painting and afterwards he could have totally done away with the device and compared colours directly with the real model etc It s actually very difficult to trace directly over a photographic image and paint to that imagemainly because real life objects often or generally don t have nice hard lines outlining them A three dimensional face for example has shadows and tones but doesn t have a nice neat outline which can be traced Sure you can trace something like the outline but one has to be prepared when painting to replace that hard line with slightly darker tonesdepending on the lighting It s actually rather amusing that people should consider this cheating The artists were happy to use every tool at their disposal to give a close likeness to reality Durer actually illustrates some techniues implying threads and a sighting pointAm I convinced that Vermeer used a camera obscura like device Well pretty much Does it matter to me No Not really I guess my main interest in the subject is curiosity and in the detective work that has gone into proving the caseAn interesting book Maybe becoming a little tedious with all the effort to prove a point but without any documentary evidence I give it 35 stars Duplicity you can see the image with one eye and draw the image with the other I also recall reading an article I think in Scientific America where they compared Vermeer s drawing of a chandelier with a camera versionAs I recall they concluded that it was not exact but he probably had used something like a camera obscura The current book goes into great detail about whether Vermeer had access to the technology How it was possible for him to employ the techniues of the camera obscura And although the documentation seems totally absent they are able to make a reasonable case for Vermeer to have had access to the technology and to have employed it They even go to the trouble to actually make models and full sized sets to see the kind of views that Vermeer would have hadthey do devote a lot of effort to describing how Vermeer s paintings are blurry where they might have been blurry because of vignetting or because of problems focussing his lens Actually I m not totally convinced by this sort of argument For Vermeer to use the camera obscura he didn t have to sit inside his darkened box the whole time All he really needed to do was to establish the main lines of his painting and afterwards he could have totally done away with the device and compared colours directly with the real model etc It s actually very difficult to trace directly over a photographic image and paint to that imagemainly because real life objects often or generally don t have nice hard lines outlining them A three dimensional face for example has shadows and tones but doesn t have a nice neat outline which can be traced Sure Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People you can trace something like the outline but one has to be prepared when painting to replace that hard line with slightly darker tonesdepending on the lighting It s actually rather amusing that people should consider this cheating The artists were happy to use every tool at their disposal to give a close likeness to reality Durer actually illustrates some techniues implying threads and a sighting pointAm I convinced that Vermeer used a camera obscura like device Well pretty much Does it matter to me No Not really I guess my main interest in the subject is curiosity and in the detective work that has gone into proving the caseAn interesting book Maybe becoming a little tedious with all the effort to prove a point but without any documentary evidence I give it 35 stars

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Philip Steadman ↠ 5 Download characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces Download Ý 105 F the paintings themselves and what they alone can tell us of Vermeer's techniue Vermeer left no record of his method and indeed we know almost nothing of the man nor of how he worked But by a close and illuminating study of the paintings Steadman concludes that Vermeer did use the camera obscura and shows how the inherent defects in this primitive device enabled Vermeer to achieve some remarkable effects the slight blurring of image the absence of sharp lines the peculiar illusion not of closeness but of distance in the domestic scenes Steadman argues that t. Read in about 2016 17 An interesting look at how Vermeer developed the art of using an enclosed box to get a view of what he was painting


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    Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Read & Download Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces This is best considered a history book though not a book about the history of its subject Jan Vermeer but rather a history about the

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    Philip Steadman ↠ 5 Download characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) There has been a huge amount of speculation about Johannes Vermeer's paintings It is generally agreed that the perspective is too perfect and so it is suspected that he must have used some sort of mechanical contrivance to help him

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    Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) I first watched the documentary Tim’s Vermeer which lead me to this book The writing is dry and reads like a textbook how

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    Read & Download Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) Philip Steadman ↠ 5 Download Read in about 2016 17 An interesting look at how Vermeer developed the art of using an enclosed box to get a view of what he was painting

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    characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Philip Steadman Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) If you've ever felt humbled by the dutch master read Vermeers Camera and you realise the gap isn't as unclosable as many would have you believe His use of a lens to outline his paintings was smart and the mark of a perfectionist Of course fil

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    Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces (PDF) This is a very academic book and I'd say the documentary Tim's Vermeer is entertaining But this is still approachable and relatively short

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  • Paperback
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  • Vermeer's Camera Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces
  • Philip Steadman
  • English
  • 08 January 2020
  • 9780192803023