"Was it Done With Mirrors?" to be Aired on "60 Minutes"
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-31 12:27
The August 3, 2003 edition of the CBS news show "60 Minutes" will replay a
segment on the use of optical projections by Renaissance painters, the work of artist David
Hockney and physicist Charles Falco.
First aired in November 2002, a 15-minute segment of "60 Minutes" will discuss
the work of David Hockney and Charles Falco, who collaborated on a research
project to prove the use of lenses and mirrors as aids to early Renaissance
painters, and their impact on Western art.
More information can be found at the following sites:
David Hockney's book 'Secret Knowledge':
and the program of a Paris conference "Measuring Art: A Scientific
Revolution in Art History"
Editorial Note: Thanks to Catelin Parry of AEthelmearc who received the
information from Professor Falco.