Monday, October 28, 2013

Perspective Window

One of my favorite things to teach is the development of one-point linear perspective through the renaissance. This image is of the main window in my studio and it illustrates many of the concepts I include in the lessons, beginning with Brunelleschi and Alberti in 1435. I put white paper on the outside of the window so the image would show up better. The window is about 3' x 4'.

Camera Obscura

Well it has been QUITE some time since I posted anything on this blog and I'm bored this morning so I will post. Over the past year or so I have created several designs for a Camera Obscura and I believe I have finally come up with a very good model. I use this as a way to teach about light, optics, the two-dimensional picture plane, and experimentation during the Renaissance. Here is a picture taken with my digital camera of the image seen from inside my Camera Obscura. I will be posting more on this in the future so stay tuned.