The Art and Science of Depiction -- Frédo Durand

Limitations of the Medium:
Compensation and accentuation

The Picture is Flat

Monday, March 12. 2001


Depth cues, those than can and cannot be reproduced on an image, and how to accentuate the latter or create visual disonnance using conflicting depth cues.

Slides of the lecture

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Assignments for Monday 19

Catch-up with the reading!
No additional reading this week. Finish reading Gombrich's Art and Illusion and von Helmholtz's Relation of Optics to Painting.

A survey form will be distributed on Wednesday.


Further Reading
Vision Science: From photons to phenomenology, Palmer, MIT Press
Foundations of Vision, B. A. Wandell, Sinauer, 1995.
Visual Perception : Physiology, Psychology and Ecology, Vicki Bruce, P.R. Green and M.A. Georgeson, Psychology Pr, 3rd Edition, 1996.