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Reflections in art.
Spat Vis. 2008; 21(3-5):261-70.SV

Abstract

When artists depict a mirror in a painting, it necessarily lacks the most obvious property of a mirror: as we move around the painting of the mirror, the reflections we see in it do not change. And yet representations of mirrors and other reflecting surfaces can be quite convincing in paintings. Here, we will examine the rules of reflection, the many ways that painters can break those rules without losing the impression of reflection and the rules that cannot be broken. The rules that govern the perception of reflection are a small subset of the physical rules of reflection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. patrick.cavanagh@univ-paris5.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18534102

Citation

Cavanagh, Patrick, et al. "Reflections in Art." Spatial Vision, vol. 21, no. 3-5, 2008, pp. 261-70.
Cavanagh P, Chao J, Wang D. Reflections in art. Spat Vis. 2008;21(3-5):261-70.
Cavanagh, P., Chao, J., & Wang, D. (2008). Reflections in art. Spatial Vision, 21(3-5), 261-70. https://doi.org/10.1163/156856808784532581
Cavanagh P, Chao J, Wang D. Reflections in Art. Spat Vis. 2008;21(3-5):261-70. PubMed PMID: 18534102.
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