Comparing Practices Of Looking 'And The Innocent Eye Test'

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“The division between realism and abstraction is not as clear as we might first believe. ” Within The Practices of Looking, Sturken and Cartwright examine the relationship between perspective and realism. In addition to explaining how perspective is important in replicating reality within art and video games. The example given to illustrate this perspective in Practices of Looking is a painting from Mark Tansey, called The Innocent Eye Test. The painting is a critique of the form of realism and depicts a cow stood in front of men in lab coats, staring at an artists realist painting of a cow. Tansey does this to show that the narratives never actually occurred. Realism within art ultimately provides a difficult question to the audience, what

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