John Pfahl in Arcadia, Part One

Poussin and the Photographer Death in Paradise–a terrifying thought. Surely there must be places from which death is banished. But one of the most famous paintings hanging in the Louvre is about shepherds, a cast shadow, and the presence of death in the pastoral...

John Phafl: Measuring Nature

Perspective as Photography One of the paradoxes of the discovery of perspective during the early Renaissance was the fact that landscape painting played so small a part in this new “science.” Today, art students are taught to use perspective to measure the...

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