Vision, the artist’s and the viewer’s, has been central to the production and appreciation of physical art. The mechanics of visions though, and their influence on perception are a subtext that is rarely addressed. This article reviews seven of the key oddities affecting everything from perspective to hallucinated monsters.
By Emma Young
It might be the best-studied of all our senses, but surprises about the way our vision works just keep on coming. Recent research has startling and also salutary lessons about how we see.
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