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lower center in pen and red ink: V. The Image in Perspective; lower center in pen and black ink: 1. There is a serious discrepency between structure and / optics in the Renaissance and 20th century world views / resulting from the dilemma of the infinite and the finite / in Greek thought. / 2 up to the 20th century the optical visual perception of world-space / has been different from the Euclidean geometry which describes it. / 3. The systems of thought for describing space are different / from the visual and intuitive perception of space. / Geometric systems of thought have avoided the infinite, / whereas visual and intuitive perception invovle / 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