Post-perspective with Jon Clarkson

In this lecture, we learnt about the different perspectives within the history of art – from the 1500’s to present day.

It began with Hans Holbein, who started by playing around with perspectives.

ANAMORPHIC PROJECTION.

His piece called The Ambassadors (1533) included two wealthy looking men – we get this impression by their surroundings and clothing, but also a distorted image of a skull. From viewing the painting front on, you can’t see it is a skull; you have to view it from the side.

We also looked at time and view point perspectives by looking at Eadweard Muybridge, A woman getting into a bed (1887). This piece consists of a series of photos that have been captured chronologically and also at different view points (vertically). The different perspectives gives the viewer more information about it, in this case about a woman getting into a bed, than if it was a single photograph or painting.

A woman getting into a bed (1887)
A woman getting into a bed (1887)

In contrast to Muybridge, Etienne- Jules Marey produced the motion of an action in one photographic plate; The flight of a seagull (1887).

NEED TO FIND A PICTURE…..

Whether this looks like a bird in flight is debatable, as it is subjective to what a likeness would be.

ETCCCCCCC

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