Vocabulary for Visual Studies II Chapter 4

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Equal measure, a type of perspective with no vanishing point or depth.
The use of extreme perspective to deform an image that only becomes apparent when viewed in an unconventional manner.
Viewer of digital images that also actively interacts with or navigated through the medium.
Simulations that represent ideal or constructed rather than actual conditions.
The mapping of space via a grid devised by Descartes (French dude) that defines space according to axis.
Scientific method hat relies upon sensory observation and measurement for knowledge production.
Renewed interest in classical art, literature and philosophy. Era of humanism. Renaissance Man (multi-faceted). Colonialism.
Style of representation that is conventionally understood to convey an accurate portrayal of people or nature; it’s relative.
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The accepted, dominant mode of gaining and organizing knowledge in a given era. E.g. Egyptians used papyrus for messages. Church decided what was truth (church used as a medium to
Belief that true knowledge derives from reason and universal that than subjective experience.
Movement at the leading edge of experimentation during the modern era, especially s it concerned challenging tradition and confronting bourgeois attitudes.
'Veiled chamber”, an optical device that channels light rays through a pin point hoe to create an mage.
Embracing science between 1600-1800. Think earth vs. sun centric solar system (challenging church with the help of science → experiments with evidence)
Late 18th century philosophical movement that believed human reason and science would end ignorance, bring prosperity, and organize society according to principles of justice. Ende
A mechanically inspired technique to make paintings appear more realistic in their translation of 3D space onto a 2D surface.

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