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upper center in pen and black ink: IV Renaissance Image of the world-view; lower center in pen and black ink: The Image as an optical cross-section in Perspective; lower center in pen and red ink: The shape of the world has no reality if what is recorded is / merely an optical illusion of a cubed cross-section of half a sphere; lower center in pen and black ink: Euclidean geometry defines a 2 dimensional world. / Perspective is a geometry of optics defining an illusion of a cross-section / of a cubic dimension. Hence, it would follow that the representation / of solids in space and the optical visual representation of the world in / perspective have been different. In addition Euclidean geometry / avoids the infinite - perspective includes the infinite.; lower right in pen and black ink: I. Rice Pereira / December 25 1954

Provenance

the artist, New York, NY; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1968; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art