Mirrors?

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The Hockney–Falco thesis suggest that most advances in the quality of western paintings since the Renaissance are not the result of increased mastery of the artists but of technical help that, in some cases, would bring the painting activity close to photography.

Tim Jenison, a computer graphics specialist has worked for several years trying to show that Johannes Vermeer did get help from optical devices that allowed him to reach the levels of realism that made him famous.

And if you are interested in experiencing what to paint with a camera lucida is, here you have neolucida, a cheap version of it.

 

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