• Georges Rousse

    Farideh Cadot Associés

    Perhaps the most significant esthetic innovation of the early Renaissance was the emergence of perspective as the central tenet of European art. Instead of a flat picture plane on which religious subjects were arranged hierarchically beneath an all-seeing God, “reality” was focused on the eye of the beholder as if it were a beam of light. Esthetics, paralleling the simultaneous rise of humanism and merchant capitalism, came to express a reciprocal relationship between the timelessness of the image and the fixed position of the viewer.

    The subsequent invention of the camera (film theoretician

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