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"The El Greco fallacy" fallacy.

Abstract:

To what extent does an artist's work represent his or her perceptual world, and to what extent can attributes of his or her work be ascribed to sensory defects? These issues lie at the center of a conjecture more than a century old, which has been termed the El Greco fallacy. The El Greco fallacy posits that the elongation evident in El Greco's art reflects an underlying perceptual elongation of objects caused by astigmatism. The "logical" refutation of this theory argues that any perceptual ...

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Publisher:
American Medical Association
Journal:
JAMA ophthalmology
Volume:
132
Issue:
4
Pages:
491-494
Publication date:
2014-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2168-6173
ISSN:
2168-6165
URN:
uuid:2cb0b5cf-c6ba-4b44-892c-dc3faa6e3404
Source identifiers:
500122
Local pid:
pubs:500122

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