Solar position within Monet's Houses of Parliament

  title={Solar position within Monet's Houses of Parliament},
  author={Jacob F Baker and John E. Thornes},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={3775 - 3788}
  • J. Baker, J. Thornes
  • Published 8 December 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Paintings from Monet's Houses of Parliament London series have been analysed for the quantitative information they contain, by comparing the depicted position of the Sun with Solar geometry calculations. The positions of roofline features of the Houses of Parliament were measured to provide an internal scale for the determination of azimuthal and elevation angles of the Solar depictions. Despite some distortion of the painted motif, the internal scales were found to be approximately linear. The… 

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