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Reproducing Lotto's painting with a lens

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Learn more at https://drawlucy.com/pages/history John Shadeck (M.A. student in art education) showing him reproducing the technique David Hockney and Charles M. Falco proposed Lotto used to create the central octagonal pattern on the carpet. As the clip shows, John used one lens from a pair of reading spectacles (2 diopter; focal length 50 cm) to focus the image of the symmetrical, octagonal pattern at the left onto his easel at the same magnification we calculated from the painting (0.56×). The small depth of field at this high magnification required John to refocus twice, resulting in a final pattern that reproduces Lotto's to a remarkable degree.
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