Monday, 9 April 2018

Opaque


The Florentine equivalent of net curtains. Beautiful soft-colours full of irregularities. Probably effective against the harsh sun in summertime. Stylish, almost contemporary, I was as taken as much with the glass as the view through the window. What do these windows add to the building? Light is diffused, the glass affords a degree of privacy, and adds a decorative statement to a building.

I recently learned of an artist who has an eye disease and cannot perceive perspective in the usual way. The result is a highly individual and arresting style of painting. 

When I peered through the glass the Italian roof tiles were less red, the cat less distinct - more impressionistic, and the reality of what was going on outside less clear. I was required to apply more effort to interpret what I saw.    

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