Light and shade

Light and shade

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Caption: Three Leonardo da Vinci sketches to illustrate linear perspective and light and shade.The upper diagram shows the light from three luminous bodies being projected on to a surface after passing through a small aperture. In the lower diagrams, Leonardo da vinci shows how shadowless lighting is produced when the eye is positioned between the luminous source and the objects being illuminated

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Keywords: eye, leonardo, leonardo da vinci, leonardo's notebooks, light, light and shade, lighting, linear perspective, notebooks, notes, perception, perspective, projection, renaissance, shadowless, shadows

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