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The Magic of Surface Detail

The Magic of Surface Detail

Surface detail is core to the achievement of visual verisimilitude, or the convincing representation of reality.  The classical philosophers including Plato considered verisimilitude to be an indispensable feature of powerful art and literature – in that verisimilitude was the medium in which to suspend disbelief. Renaissance painters embraced this principle.   In an age before [...]

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