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lower right in black ink: I. Rice Pereira / December 25 1954

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V. The Image in Perspective
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 involve the infinite.

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1957
Pereira, I. Rice. The Lapis. New York: George Wittenborn, 1957, p. 31.
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 203, no. 1364.