From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 19:37:05 PDT
Do I need to be "rude" again today?
Masaccio did not begin "unshackling" from perspective in 1427 because that's around the time renaissance perspective BEGAN.
On Tue 10/20/09 1:58 PM , Myron Ort email suppressed sent:
> 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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