An eye for painting

Catalogue Number: 1082
An eye for painting
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: LANTHONY Philippe
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2006
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Paris
Publisher/Manufacturer: Reunion des Musees Nationaux
Description Of Item: Colour printed wrapper, black cloth covers, 191 pages including index and bibliography, 142 illustrations in colour most being reproductions of paintings and etchings
Historical Significance: Lanthony is a French ophthalmologist with a special interest in colour vision and the fine arts. He is the inventor of the Lanthony desaturated colour vision test. The book has 12 chapters covering the representation of visual effects of snow, shadows, contrasts, mirrors etc, There is a Chapter on the representation of eyes and one on the effect of colour blindness on painters. There are chapters on painters who were known to have vision defects.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: Jan 2008
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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