Vision and the Artist - Professor William Ayliffe

Visual disorders affect the way we see, and therefore would be expected to influence how we depict the world in drawings and paintings. This fascinating subject is explored using images created by artists with known defects. We examine how possible defects in the vision of artists for whom we have little information about their eyesight, might explain how they produced their individual style. How the physiology of vision is deliberately used by artists to create stunning visual effects, and how ancient artists achieved similar results by deduction will be explored.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

Duration: 01:00:46

by Gresham College.