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Paper: The Long View: Light, Vision, and Visual Culture After Galileo
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 89
Authors: Wells, G. N.
Abstract: This paper concerns the impact of Galileo's astronomical observations and the influence of the telescope upon visual culture after the early 17th century. The timely coincidence of Galileo's astronomical telescopic observations with the artistic reevaluation of light and vision motivated a remarkable series of developments in art, which was redefined and mediated by the presence, if not the actual use, of optical instruments.
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