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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:18 PM   #1
George Potter
Join Date: Nov 2009
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Default The painterís fertile imagination


Great essays.

You wrote:

Most of these motifs are not found in any extant carpets, which makes us wonder whether they are always faithful representations or are, in part, fruit of the painterís fertile imagination.
One of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century, David Hockney, in the 2001 television programme and book, Secret Knowledge, is convinced that the masters of European painting used camera obscuraís from around 1420s, marking the remarkable change in painting at this time.

With Davidís assumptions in the programme, the images of rugs in paintings after 1420s in European paintings are correct and mostly precise. The programme is available on YouTube in two parts, links below:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKbFZIpNK10

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDIiVkoTik8

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