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The Hockney-Falco thesis is NOT a taboo subject in art history. This is not going to be regarded as a good answer because I can't cite any written sources, I've asked former art students who were aware of the theory and had been taught it at college. Also, there has been plenty of discussion of the idea over the last twenty years. When it was introduced ...


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Hockney's claims have drawn at least some serious scholarly attention and experimentation. The Art & Optics website hosted by Brandeis University reviews the theory, experiments, and arguments for and against the use of optics by old masters -- noting that evidence that some painters may have used some devices in some paintings doesn't mean they used ...


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Have you actually looked at any paintings from before the renaissance? There's plenty that look accurate. Besides, David Hockney, whilst he was at art school made a point of not going to art history lessons, so I'd take his ideas here with a large dose of salt. Have art historians given Hockneys ideas the attention it deserves? Why should they? He ...


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