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Eye disease and the artist

13 April 2007 by Lisa

Just seen this interesting article on the Stanford University School of Medicine site. An ophthalmologist there is interested in the relationship between art and eye disease – he’s even written a couple of books on the subject. He’s now gone one step further and recreated artworks as the artist would have seen them, suggesting that the work we see now isn’t what the artist intended. He’s concentrated on Degas and Monet because, as he explains, they had well documented conditions, and has put together a slide show of what he thinks they would have seen – it’s pretty interesting.

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