Chapter 12 - Painting and Decorating: Optical Illusions In The Arts And In DecoratingOur afflictions are designed not to break us but to bend us toward the eternal and the holy. - Barbara Johnson
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Chapter 12 - Painting and Decorating:
Optical Illusions In The Arts And In Decorating

Chapter 12 - Painting and Decorating: Optical Illusions In The Arts And In Decorating

In the arts, forms, lines, perspective, contrasts, color and brightness are so important that it is obvious optical illusions are also important. Sometimes they are problems which must be suppressed. In other cases they are boons to the artist if he or she is equal to the task of harnessing them. Often they appear unheralded and unexpected.

All the means for success which the painter possesses are also available to the decorator. However, the decorator may also make use of some of the optical illusions of irradiation, line, form, etc. which the architect uses.

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About This Book Preface Chap 1, Introduction Chap 2, The Eye Chap 3, Vision Chap 4, Geometrical Chap 5, Figures Chap 6, Angles Chap 7, Depth/Distance Chap 8 Brightness/Contrast Chap 9, Color Chap 10, Lighting Chap 11, Nature Chap 12, Painting/Decorating Chap 13, Architecture Chap 14, Magic Mirror Chap 15, Camouflage

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