Assignment one – The Innocent Eye or Perspective

Part A

‘The whole technical power of painting depends on our recovery of what may be called the innocence of the eye; that is to say, of a sort of childish perception of these flat stains of colour, merely as such, without consciousness of what they signify, – as a blind man would see them if suddenly gifted with sight.’ – John Ruskin 1857

Give an interpretation of Mark Tansey’s 1981 painting The Innocent Eye Test in light of Ruskin’s words (1,000 words).

The Innocent Eye Test (1981) Mark Tansey

 

My work for Part A is in a PDF file – click on the link below to read:

David Bell – UVC Assignment one – Part A – The Innocent Eye Test

 


Part B

What are the implications of saying perspective was invented, and what are the implications of saying it was discovered. Assess these two possibilities and give reasons for the one you believe is correct (800 words)

My work for Part B is in a PDF file – click on the link below to read:

David Bell – UVC Assignment one – Part B – Perspective – Invention or Discovery