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Secret Knowledge is the fruit of this labor, an exhaustive treatise in pictures revealing clues that some of the . After reading the book and looking at his evidence, I think David Hockney is right in his rather controversial assertion.

Secret Knowledge is the fruit of this labor, an exhaustive treatise in pictures revealing clues that some of the world's most famous painters, Ingres, Velázquez, Caravaggio (just to mention a few) utilized optics and lenses in creating their masterpieces. Hockney's fascination with the subject is contagious, and the book feels almost like a game with each analysis a "How'd they do that?" instead of a whodunit.

David Hockney's Secret Knowledge is a short and thrilling book with big new things to say about European painting. Hockney has followed his painter's technical curiosity into questions that have mostly been ignored by academic art history

David Hockney's Secret Knowledge is a short and thrilling book with big new things to say about European painting. Hockney has followed his painter's technical curiosity into questions that have mostly been ignored by academic art history. Were the great leaps in verisimilitude achieved by European painters after the middle ages enabled by the use of mirrors and lenses? Illustrations are a large part of the story here

David Hockney himself has appeared on television a number of times, and made a film with the BBC (so far shown only in Europe). By far the largest event connected with the book was a conference at New York University, called Art and Optics

David Hockney himself has appeared on television a number of times, and made a film with the BBC (so far shown only in Europe). By far the largest event connected with the book was a conference at New York University, called Art and Optics. It was a who’s who of American and European art historians, and was also attended by artists (Chuck Close, Philip Pearlstein) and scientists. I gave a talk at the conference’s final session, on a panel with Richard Wollheim, Michael Fried, Svetlana Alpers, and Rosalind Krauss.

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Recently, David Hockney, often described as the world’s most popular artist, has made headlines not with his own . In Secret Knowledge,.

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The book that turned the art world on its head, now with new and exciting discoveries

The book that turned the art world on its head, now with new and exciting discoveries.

Come with David Hockney on a journey as he rewrites the story of how the masterpieces of Western art were created

Come with David Hockney on a journey as he rewrites the story of how the masterpieces of Western art were created. It was after a chance observation in London's National Gallery that Hockney became gripped by a desire to find out how the artists of the past managed to depict the world so accurately and vividly.

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Nalmetus
The ability to see classic works of art through the eyes of one of the most interesting and influential artists of our time is why I bought this book. It is one art history that I have not been able to put down, and it has caused me to look at many of the classics in an entirely different ways.

Even though I knew about many of the mechanical drawing apparatuses that have been employed at various times throughout history, Hockney explains them so well and shows so many examples that I feel as though I am learning about them anew. I was also intrigued that he touched upon one of the things that has forever intrigued me - why a reversed image looks so different from the original and that seeing an image one way and be infinitely more pleasing than seeing it reversed. He goes into much detail about this, and shows multiple examples, when he ponders over the high numbers of left-handed subjects in many old paintings. And that is just for starters.

The number of visuals in this book rivals any that I have seen and, even though I have not counted, it certainly appears that visual examples outnumber text blocks by quite a bit. The visuals accompanying Holbein's "The Ambassadors" show exactly what so many people miss about it, and illustrates why the painting is mounted in such a way that makes it possible to view from the upper right corner. If you sit in that room in the National Gallery, you will notice that hardly anyone ever walks to that spot and looks - they have no idea what fun they are missing!

On a personal note, it was delightful to read that Hockney has the same fascination with the Arnolfini portrait as I, and doubtless many other people, do, and also to learn why. And I think that's what art lovers will like most about this book - that they have occasionally noticed the same exact details that a great artist has also seen, and that indeed is a very exciting thing.
Eyalanev
Reveals how the tricks employed by modern artists (projectors and transfers) and considered "cheating" by closeted academics have, in fact, existed for six hundred years and have been employed (often in secret) by the very artists our teachers have unjustly diefied. This book is an eye-opener, explaining how photographic realism suddenly appeared in paintings of the early 15th century, and it is an unflinching, pragmatic explanation that flies in the face of lies and misinformation many academics continue to spread and force upon students to this day. These untruths, to my mind, are reminiscent of the early church's death grip on power and influence, allowing less-talented academics to act as gateways and toll booths, setting themselves up as masters of their craft, sole proprietors of method and knowledge, able to take advantage of and money from students chasing after fables and fairy tales.
Huston
This is a fascinating book and bravo to David Hockney for writing it, in spite of the controversy stirred up. He makes a good case for the use of optical devices to aid in some of the most celebrating paintings in history. I personally appreciate his explaining how some limbs in some works seemed to be out of proportion to other parts of the work or at an awkward angle, when the artist is clearly a good draftsman. This book solved that mystery for me. It also, comfortingly, gave me a bit of a laugh when I realized that, even in the 1600s, artists were experimenting and sometimes had some odd results. Thank you, Mr. Hockney!
Cesar
Omg! Love this book. I am a professional artist and there is a lot of knowledge in this book. Both historical and modern.
Hatе&love
Wonderful book! Fascinating interpretation of the great turn into mimesis in Renaissance and after. An astonishing discover, very well documented, that changes our way to see Renaissance art. I simply love the method used by Hockney, puting together hundreds of reproductions which show the great change in representation that only could be explained by the use of a technological device.
Nuadabandis
Interesting ideas and opinions I found this study interesting and the photos excellent.
I enjoyed the read.
A big book with much to study
Deeroman
Excellent and so informative. I learned so much. The photographs of the paintings are excellent and Hockney is very persuasive about the use of optics by the masters.
I actually replaced a copy that I had loaned to someone years ago. I was at an art show recently when the curator had no idea why the paintings were lit the way they were, and I referred her to this thesis.
Secret Knowledge download epub
History & Criticism
Author: David Hockney
ISBN: 0500286388
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Thames and Hudson; 1st Edition edition (2006)
Pages: 328 pages