gazing hands and blind spots: galileo as draftsman

@article{Bredekamp2001gazingHA,
  title={gazing hands and blind spots: galileo as draftsman},
  author={Horst Bredekamp},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2001},
  volume={14},
  pages={153 - 192}
}
the article deals with the interrelation between galileo and the visual arts. it presents a couple of drawings from the hand of galileo and confronts them with viviani's report that galileo had not only wanted to become an artist in his youth but stayed close to the field of visual arts throughout his lifetime. in the ambiance of these drawings the famous moon watercolors are not in the dark. they represent a very acute and reasonable tool to convince the people who trusted images more than… Expand
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