FreeThinker Posted December 1, 2013 Report Share Posted December 1, 2013 An article in Vanity Fair (linked on The Huffington Post) has fascinated me and reminded me of some comments made in another thread here on Awesome Dude, discussing how poor children with no education are able to perform complex mathematical calculations by "cheating," breaking down a complicated problem into smaller bits and then combining them. This article reminded me of that. For years, art experts have wondered how the Dutch artist Vermeer was able to achieve such a photographic realism in his art. Many had speculated that he had used a camera obscura, a combination of lenses and mirrors to achieve the spectacular effects in his work. These suggestions have been met with skepticism and even outrage. The contemporary artist, David Hockney, has written a book suggesting this, yet the opposition has remained adamant. Enter a non-artist and tinkering genius from Texas (Bah. He would be from Texas). I shall let you read the rest: Vermeer's Secret Revealed? Quote Link to comment
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