Neural Vision

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Because we are born diurnal, edge-detecting, break-spotters whose vision depends upon memory as much as incoming retinal data and, because we are born looking for familiar simple patterns and, because our eyes refocus 4 to 3 times per second building … Continued

Raising Contrasts

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Because our attention is drawn to edges and anomalies we build pictures around these points of contrast. The contrast can be created in color, value, scale, proximity, and a variety of other opposites. Da Vinci listed his contrasting themes in … Continued

Pliable Shapes

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We read shapes. You’re  doing it now. Painted shapes as well as letters indicate meaning, and additionally signal orientation, spacial volume, contours, and location. Expressive or exaggerated shapes amplify emotion while emphasizing the particular character of the picture’s components. To … Continued