By E. H. Gombrich
During this wonderful booklet, one of many most effective paintings historians on the earth strains how solid shadows were depicted in Western artwork during the centuries. E.H. Gombrich discusses the way in which shadows have been represented by means of seventeenth-century artists after which describes how Romantic, Impressionist, and Surrealist artists exploited the machine of the forged shadow to augment the appearance of realism or drama of their representations.
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