Hockney's Secret Knowledge: Refuted
Report; Posted on: 2005-08-25 01:31:48

The eyes have it: Science defends great realistic art of the past and present

by ARC Staff

Computer vision analysts at the recent Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in Cambridge, UK, have come to the defense of both living representational artists and the great masters of art history. Disputing David Hockney's theory of camera obscura use by artists as far back as the early Renaissance - and the implication that perfect realism can't be achieved by hand and eye alone - scientists such as Dr. Antonio Criminisi of Microsoft Research, working with art historian Dr. David Stork at Stanford and British realist painter Nicholas Williams, presented computer-analyzed artwork and images that "clearly disprove Hockney's theories that the old masters apparently 'cheated'."

Which is just what the Art Renewal Center has been saying all along.

Painting: Death of Germanicus, Nicolas Poussin, 1627

Full resource in defence of Western Art against "modern" denigration

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