29 June 2015

Turner and perspective

A post here earlier this month covered the exhibition, David Hockney Painting and Photography, which explores his interest in perspective. Not long after, an appeal arrived from the Ashmolean Museum Oxford to secure for a national collection Turner’s painting, The High Street, Oxford (1810, below).

The Guardian website superimposed Turner’s painting and a photograph of the same scene taken recently by David Fisher (above). The webpage provides a dissolve between the two images and allows a comparison of the photographic perspective and the painter’s.

Please support the appeal!

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