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Project: Experimental and linear perspective. Scientific and artistic creativity in seventeenth century optics.

project duration
01-OCT-98 – 30-SEP-02
The study of creativity is enlarged from theoretical models to experiments. Was the creativity on the construction of experiments and the development of an experimental attitude in seventeenth century optics possible without the influence of the painters' linear perspective? This question will be answered by re-executing the historical experiments. Experiments with telescope and camera obscura are important case studies.