The Perspective Of Shadows

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Depending on the art, art is a representation of the visual, or the natural world, which light and shadow give perspective on how far things are, it’s even the same with art. In the book “The Perspective of Shadows: The history of the Theory of Shadow Projection” by Thomas Kaufmann states, “The projection of shadows is a problem that plagued artists and art theorist of the Renaissance. Leonardo himself an artist was also plagued by this issue.

Leonardo was not only a famous painter that worked on the Mona Lisa, and The Last Supper. He was a scientist, or a physicist first and foremost. In one of his journals he stated in describing a proper order of books of science that were published, “The order of your books must proceed on this plan: first
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