The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat


In this illustrated book about the connection between art and science, Martin Kemp examines the major optically oriented examples of artistic theory and practice, from Brunelleschi's invention of perspective, and its exploitation by Leonardo and Durer, to the beginnings of photography.

In a discussion of colour theory, Kemp traces two main traditions of colour science- the Aristotelian tradition of primary colours and Newton's prismatic theory that influenced Runge, Turner and Seurat.

This art book provides information for all those interested in the interaction between science and art.

This art book is one of many art books available from the National Gallery, which include art history books, art exhibition catalogues and gift books.

Product Code 1017185
ISBN 9780300052411
author KEMP
GTIN 9780300052411
publisher Yale University Press
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