Abstract

Inspection of surviving mirrors and related objects shows that they were too crude to offer the early Renaissance painter an optical short-cut to a naturalistic image of his subject. The craftsmanship of mirror makers was independent of and inferior to the quality of theories of image formation of the day.

In: Early Science and Medicine
In: How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands
In: How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands
In: How Scientific Instruments Have Changed Hands