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Interiors from the mind : pictorial illusionism within painting


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Dewhurst, Andrew(Andrew John) 2004 , 'Interiors from the mind : pictorial illusionism within painting', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This project sets out to investigate spatial illusion within
realist painting.
Observations concerning speculative architectural constructs
as a pictorial space provides the content for the project. This
research develops visual strategies with the intention of
enhancing the viewers' perceptual experience of an
illusionary space.
The aim of this project has been to push beyond traditions of
illusory pictorial spaces that have informed the research. To
extend those representations, a series of methodologies
were developed that fuse both the virtual architectural space
of digital imaging with the pictorial illusionism of painting that
reflects the techniques formulated by early fifteenth century
Flemish painters.
The paintings are constructed from multiple digitally captured
photographs of interior architecture, reconstructed into
fictional spaces through digital manipulation. The spaces
feature multiple entry/exit points that are ambiguous and
devoid of human presence. Extraneous details are removed
from the sourced imagery and the resulting spaces are vast,
labyrinthine, artificially lit passageways. Central to the project
is the duplicity apparent in mirrors and reflections. These are
employed as devices to lead the viewer to speculate and
contemplate the ambiguities within the painting.
The outcome is a group of paintings submitted for
examination; the exhibition contains the original discourse of
the project.
The exegesis chronicles the practical and conceptual
inquiries, together with an exploration of the issues
significant to the project, placed in context through
discussions of historical and contemporary practice.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Dewhurst, Andrew(Andrew John)
Keywords: Space (Art)
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Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Tasmania, 2004. Includes bibliographical references

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