hyperbole with a grain of salt.......

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 10:58:23 PDT

Just for the record, painters started unshackling us from
"renaissance perspective" starting with Masaccio about 1427 and the
history of innovations in painting from that point is much about this
unshackling. Furthermore there is nothing in the grinding of a
camera lens which inherits this "perspective", depends upon who is
looking through it and what they are aiming at. Granted the average
narrative film with cameramen and/or directors uninspired or
uninformed by the history of painting might seem to be shackled to
such a way of seeing, and I choose to think that is what was
originally meant, but painters and even some filmmakers who had
originally been painters undid these shackles long before Stan. The
problem lies with writers who are not artists quoting from young
Stan's writings without real insight, and then further writers
quoting those writers, and on it goes.

Myron Ort

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