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The Resource Shadows : the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

Shadows : the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

Label
Shadows : the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
Title
Shadows
Title remainder
the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cast shadows have been exploited in art to enhance the impression of the surrounding light as well as that of the solidity of the casting objects. They can contribute to the mood of the scene, and can reveal the presence of features outside the space represented, but as Professor Gombrich points out, they appear only sporadicaly and have been more frequently ignored or suppressed in Western art. Gombrich touches on the ambiguous nature of shadows in myth, legend, and philosophy, and briefly analyses the factors governing their shape: the location and form of the light source, the shape of the illuminated object and that of the surface on which the shadow falls, and the position of the viewer. Early Renaissance painters such as Masaccio and Campin, intent on a faithful rendering of visual reality, did incorporate shadows in their art, but artists of Leonardo's time largely avoided painting them, and it was not until early in the seventeenth century that painters - particualrly Caravaggio and Rembrandt - were again interested in the effects of shadows. In subsequent centuries artists of the Romantic, Impressionist and Surrealist movements exploited the device of the cast shadow to enhance the realism or drama of their images
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Gombrich, E. h
Dewey number
702.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
N8243.S36
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacGregor, Neil
  • Penny, Nicholas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shades and shadows in art
  • Visual perception
  • Shades and shadows in art
  • Visual perception
Label
Shadows : the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Neil MacGregor -- Introduction / by Nicholas Penny -- Aspects of cast shadows: The art historian's eye ; Cast shadows and the laws of optics ; The shadow in myth and legend ; Observations on cast shadows in the history of painting -- Artistic functions of cast shadows: Illustrated by paintings in the National Gallery
Control code
1099349059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300210064
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1099349059
Label
Shadows : the Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Neil MacGregor -- Introduction / by Nicholas Penny -- Aspects of cast shadows: The art historian's eye ; Cast shadows and the laws of optics ; The shadow in myth and legend ; Observations on cast shadows in the history of painting -- Artistic functions of cast shadows: Illustrated by paintings in the National Gallery
Control code
1099349059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (97 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300210064
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1099349059

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